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Contesting antiquity in Egypt : archaeologies, museums, and the struggle for identities from World War I to Nasser

Author: Donald M Reid
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sensational discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb, close on the heels of Britain's declaration of Egyptian independence, accelerated the growth in Egypt of both Egyptology as a formal discipline and of 'pharaonism'-popular interest in ancient Egypt - as an inspiration in the struggle for full independence. Emphasizing the three decades from 1922 until Nasser's revolution in 1952, this book looks at the ways in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)898926432
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Reid
ISBN: 9781617976759 161797675X
OCLC Number: 942680399
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Contents: Egyptology and Pharaonism to 1930. Egyptology and Pharaonism in Egypt before Tutankhamun --
Nationalizing Tutankhamun --
Western Egyptology in Egypt in the wake of Tutankhamun, 1922-1930 --
Egyptian Egyptology and Pharaonism in the wake of Tutankamon, 1922- 1930 --
Tourism and Islamic, Coptic, and Greco-Roman archaeologies. Consuming antiquity : Western tourism between two revolutions, 1919-1952 --
In the shadow of Egyptology Islamic art and archaeology to 1952 --
Copts and archaeology : sons of Saint Mark/sons of the pharaons --
Alexandria, Egypt, and the Greco-Roman heritage --
Egyptology and Pharaonism to Nasser's revolution. Contesting Egyptology in the 1930s --
Pharaonism and its challengers in the 1930s and 1940s --
Egyptology in the twilight of empire and monarchy, 1939-1952.
Other Titles: University press scholarship online.
Responsibility: Donald Malcolm Reid.

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The history of the struggles for control over Egypt's antiquities, and their repercussions during a period of intense national ferment.  Read more...

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