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Whose pharaohs? : archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I, Donald Malcolm Reid

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Whose pharaohs? : archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I
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Whose pharaohs?
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archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I
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Donald Malcolm Reid
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Language
eng
Summary
Egypt's rich and celebrated ancient past has served many causes throughout history--in both Egypt and the West. Concentrating on the era from Napoleon's conquest and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone to the outbreak of World War I, this book examines the evolution of Egyptian archaeology in the context of Western imperialism and nascent Egyptian nationalism. Traditionally, histories of Egyptian archaeology have celebrated Western discoverers such as Champollion, Mariette, Maspero, and Petrie, while slighting Rifaa al-Tahtawi, Ahmad Kamal, and other Egyptians. This exceptionally well-illustrated and well-researched book writes Egyptians into the history of archaeology and museums in their own country and shows how changing perceptions of the past helped shape ideas of modern national identity. Drawing from rich archival sources in Egypt, the United Kingdom, and France, and from little-known Arabic publications, Reid discusses previously neglected topics in both scholarly Egyptology and the popular "Egyptomania" displayed in world's fairs and Orientalist painting and photography. He also examines the link between archaeology and the rise of the modern tourist industry. This richly detailed narrative discusses not only Western and Egyptian perceptions of pharaonic history and archaeology but also perceptions of Egypt's Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic eras. Throughout this book, Reid demonstrates how the emergence of archaeology affected the interests and self-perceptions of modern Egyptians. In addition to uncovering a wealth of significant new material on the history of archaeology and museums in Egypt, Reid provides a fascinating window on questions of cultural heritage--how it is perceived, constructed, claimed, and contested
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  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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Whose pharaohs? : archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I, Donald Malcolm Reid
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Whose pharaohs? : archaeology, museums, and Egyptian national identity from Napoleon to World War I, Donald Malcolm Reid
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1ppdp5
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-383) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration, Translation, and Dates -- Introduction -- PART ONE: IMPERIAL AND NATIONAL PRELUDES, 17981882 -- 1. Rediscovering Ancient Egypt: Champollion and al-Tahtawi -- 2. From Explorer to Cooks Tourist -- 3. Egyptology under Ismail: Mariette, al-Tahtawi, and Brugsch, 18501882 -- PART TWO: IMPERIAL HIGH NOON, NATIONALIST DAWN, 18821914 -- 4. Cromer and the Classics: Ideological Uses of the Greco-Roman Past -- 5. Egyptology in the Age of Maspero and Ahmad Kamal -- 6. Islamic Art, Archaeology, and Orientalism: The Comit233; and Ali Bahgat -- 7. Modern Sons of the Pharaohs? Marcus Simaika and the Coptic Past -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Supplementary Tables -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
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1 online resource (xv, 409 pages)
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9780585468518
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