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Signs of Cleopatra : reading an icon historically

Author: Mary Hamer
Publisher: Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This study chooses a number of key moments from European history in which writers and painters re-imagined Cleopatra. In doing so Mary Hamer takes her readers on a pleasurable intellectual treasure hunt. By restoring these works to their original context - political, philosophical and aesthetic - the author opens up unexpected new readings of images and texts which had previously appeared self-explanatory." "Using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
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Hamer, Mary, 1944-
Signs of Cleopatra.
Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2008
(OCoLC)649076689
Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Königin VII ) Kleopatra (Ägypten
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Hamer
ISBN: 9780859898263 0859898261 9780859898096 0859898091
OCLC Number: 225875915
Description: xx, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of platesPreface to the 2008 editionAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Looking like a queen2. Cleopatra: housewife3. Newton and Cleopatra4. Spaced out: Cleopatra and the citizen-king5. A body for CleopatraNotesAfterword: Cleopatra in the twenty-first century: The debate over raceBibliographyIndex
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