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ISBN-10: 1789143489
ISBN-13: 9781789143485
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 02/04/2021
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 1.40" H

Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy

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Egyptomania takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange gods, mysterious magic, secret knowledge, monumental pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, and immense wealth. Egypt has always exerted a powerful attraction on the Western mind, and an array of figures have been drawn to the idea of Egypt. Even the practical-minded Napoleon dreamed of Egyptian glory and helped open the antique land to explorers. Ronald H. Fritze goes beyond art and architecture to reveal Egyptomania’s impact on religion, philosophy, historical study, literature, travel, science, and popular culture. All those who remain captivated by the ongoing phenomenon of Egyptomania will revel in the mysteries uncovered in this book.

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"Delves into how the realities of Egyptology have been reimagined or misinterpreted as sources of hermeticism, portals to another reality, or tokens to confer knowledge and respectability. . . . Fritze's entertaining and enlightening work does well in separating ancient Egypt's actual legacy from the pseudo-history of occultists and assorted charlatans."– "Publishers Weekly"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789143489
ISBN-13: 9781789143485
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 02/04/2021
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 1.40" H
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