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The Resource Antiquity Imagined : The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Robin Derricourt

Antiquity Imagined : The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Robin Derricourt

Label
Antiquity Imagined : The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East
Title
Antiquity Imagined
Title remainder
The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East
Statement of responsibility
Robin Derricourt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores how the past of Egypt and the Middle East have been creatively interpretated by later ages
  • Outsiders have long attributed to the Middle East, and especially to ancient Egypt, meanings that go way beyond the rational and observable. The region has been seen as the source of civilization, religion, the sciences and the arts; but also of mystical knowledge and outlandish theories, whether about the Lost City of Atlantis or visits by alien beings. In his exploration of how its past has been creatively interpreted by later ages, Robin Derricourt surveys the various claims that have been made for Egypt -- particularly the idea that it harbours an esoteric wisdom vital to the world's survival. He looks at 'alternative' interpretations of the pyramids, from maps of space and time to landing markers for UFOs; at images of the Egyptian mummy and at the popular mythology of the 'pharaoh's curse'; and at imperialist ideas of racial superiority that credited Egypt with spreading innovations and inventions as far as the Americas, Australia and China. Including arcane ideas about the Lost Ten Tribes of biblical Israel, the author enlarges his focus to include the Levant. His book is the first to show in depth how ancient Egypt and the surrounding lands have so continuously and seductively tantalised the Western imagination
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Derricourt, Robin M
Dewey number
  • 932-933
  • 939.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT83
LC item number
.D47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization, Western
  • Egypt
  • Middle East
  • Rezeption
  • Moderne
  • Ägypten
  • Alter Orient
  • Historieforskning
  • Historiografi
  • Egyptiska influenser
  • Antika influenser
  • Egypten
  • Mesopotamien
  • Mellanöstern
  • Egypte antique
  • Moyen-Orient
Label
Antiquity Imagined : The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Robin Derricourt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystical roles for ancient Egypt -- Pyramidologies and myramid mysteries -- Mummies and their changing reputation -- Egyptocentrism : illusions of global influence -- The blight of 'race' -- Race reversed : the Afrocentric challenge -- Creating narratives of 'the Holy Land' -- Conflicted pasts of Israel : Politics, religion, identity -- Lost tribes -- Distant links : Apostolic travellers -- Changing images : History and prehistory in Egypt and the ancient Near East
Control code
ocn909251115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781784532758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784532758
  • (OCoLC)909251115
Label
Antiquity Imagined : The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Robin Derricourt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystical roles for ancient Egypt -- Pyramidologies and myramid mysteries -- Mummies and their changing reputation -- Egyptocentrism : illusions of global influence -- The blight of 'race' -- Race reversed : the Afrocentric challenge -- Creating narratives of 'the Holy Land' -- Conflicted pasts of Israel : Politics, religion, identity -- Lost tribes -- Distant links : Apostolic travellers -- Changing images : History and prehistory in Egypt and the ancient Near East
Control code
ocn909251115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781784532758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784532758
  • (OCoLC)909251115

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