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The Egyptian renaissance : the afterlife of ancient Egypt in early modern Italy

Author: Brian A Curran
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fascination with ancient Egypt is a recurring theme in Western culture. This book uncovers its roots in Italian Renaissance, which embraced not only classical art and literature but also a variety of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian A Curran
ISBN: 9780226128931 0226128938
OCLC Number: 222587295
Description: xiv, 431 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: The memory of Egypt --
Egyptian monuments from antiquity to the Middle Ages --
Humanists and hieroglyphs --
Egyptian monuments for Renaissance princes --
Sacred writings : Hermes Trismegistus and hieroglyphic epigraphy --
Egyptian ancestors : Alexander VI, Pinturicchio, and Annius of Viterbo --
Egypt in Venice : Francesco Colonna and Gentile Bellini --
Cleopatra and the second Julius : Egypt and the dream of empire in High Renaissance Rome --
Egyptian lives (and afterlives) in the Rome of the Medici popes --
Hieroglyphic studies in the High Renaissance --
The scepter of Osiris : Egyptian mysteries in the Missal of Cardinal Pompeo Colonna --
Conclusion : The Egyptian in the mirror.
Responsibility: Brian Curran.
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