Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: The Golden Age: 1881-1914 by Jason ThompsonWonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: The Golden Age: 1881-1914 by Jason Thompson

Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: The Golden Age: 1881-1914

byJason Thompson

Hardcover | April 21, 2016

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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 pastwhile inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the second of a three-volume survey of the history of Egyptology, explores the years 1881-1914, a period marked by the institutionalization ofEgyptology amid an ever increasing pace of discovery and the opening of vast new vistas into the Egyptian past.
Jason Thompson is currently a visiting associate professor at Bates College. He 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 Tim...
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Title:Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: The Golden Age: 1881-1914Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9774166922

ISBN - 13:9789774166921

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"At last a definitive history, which does justice not only to the major players but to lesser lights as well. Wonderful Things will be immensely valuable." --Brian Fagan, author of The Rape of the Nile