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14%OFFJason Thompson - Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 3: From 1914 to the Twenty-first Century - 9789774167607 - V9789774167607
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Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 3: From 1914 to the Twenty-first Century

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Description for Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 3: From 1914 to the Twenty-first Century Hardcover. .
The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the third of a three-volume history of Egyptology, follows the progress of the discipline from the trauma of the First World War, through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, and into Egyptology's ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
The American University in Cairo Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2018
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
Cairo, Egypt
ISBN
9789774167607
SKU
V9789774167607
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About Jason Thompson
Jason Thompson is the editor of Edward William Lane's Description of Egypt (AUC Press, 2000) and An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (AUC Press, 2003), and the author of Sir Gardiner Wilkinson and His Circle, A History of Egypt: From Earliest Times to the Present (AUC Press, 2008), and Edward William Lane, 1801-1876 (AUC ... Read more

Reviews for Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 3: From 1914 to the Twenty-first Century
The coverage of Egyptology and its struggles to survive during the two great wars, particularly the catastrophic losses in the Great War, are a valuable insight ... Without question, this book is a major contribution to the study of Egyptology and will long remain so, for both practising Egyptologists and lay aficionados.
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