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Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Richard H. Wilkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740116
eISBN:
9780199933174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740116.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

One of only a few women who ruled ancient Egypt as a king during its thousands of years of history, Tausret was the last pharaoh of the 19th dynasty (c.1200 bce), the last ruling descendent of ... More


Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Mary Orr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book studies in English of Flaubert's least well‐known masterpiece, the final version of his Tentation de saint Antoine (1874). Thanks to Foucault, the work has the reputation of being an arcane ... More


Joseph in Egypt

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Joseph story became a testing ground to determine whether Egyptology had anything to contribute to Pentateuchal studies. This chapter does not offer a complete history of the investigation of the ... More


Jewish Law and Hellenistic Legal Practice in the Light of Greek Papyri from Egypt

Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski

in An Introduction to the History and Sources of Jewish Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262626
eISBN:
9780191682360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262626.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Papyrus – an Egyptian plant from the Cyperaceae family – served as the fundamental media in communicating written information during the Antiquity period. While the term ‘papyrology’ is used to refer ... More


The Ghost and the Machine: Plates and Paratext in The Book of Mormon

R. John Williams

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

A number of recent discussions of The Book of Mormon have attempted to push beyond the tired debates of apologists and critics by “bracketing” questions of the book’s ancient historicity. According ... More


Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

David Gange

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653102
eISBN:
9780191752100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653102.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Every great figure of the nineteenth century—from Gladstone, Carlyle and Ruskin, to Byron, Tennyson and Yeats, or Lyell, Darwin and Huxley—read histories of ancient Egypt and argued about their ... More


Introduction: The Accession of Menes

David Gange

in Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653102
eISBN:
9780191752100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653102.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

British Egyptology was entangled with the cultural and political events and processes of the nineteenth century; only through analysis of the theology, science, politics and literature of this period ... More


The Old Kingdom: Ancient Egypt at mid Century

David Gange

in Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653102
eISBN:
9780191752100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653102.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Interest in Egypt in 1822 was geographically and socially diverse. Among the fashionable London crowds who patronised Giovanni Belzoni, the clichés of “mystery” often associated with Egyptomania ... More


The Middle Kingdom: Orthodox Egypt, 1880–1900

David Gange

in Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653102
eISBN:
9780191752100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653102.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

In the 1880s, Egyptology’s role in the popular backlash against radical criticism reached its peak. With the possible exception of the 1920s, Egyptology has never before or since been so central to ... More


Second Intermediate Period: Petrie’s Prehistory and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri

David Gange

in Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653102
eISBN:
9780191752100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653102.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Around the turn of the century, several developments undercut the uniquely integrated and coherent Egyptological culture of the 1880s and 1890s. The most significant was the long-resisted recognition ... More


“Written by His Own Hand”: The Book of Abraham

Terryl Givens and Brian M. Hauglid

in The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism's Most Controversial Scripture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190603861
eISBN:
9780190603892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603861.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1835, Joseph Smith acquired four mummies and a trove of papyri from an antiquities dealer. He claimed that the papyri included a narrative of the patriarch Abraham, and over the following years he ... More


Introduction

Julie Chajes

in Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190909130
eISBN:
9780190909161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909130.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction begins with a short discussion of reincarnation belief in the contemporary world among those who have no particular affiliation with religions that traditionally teach the doctrine. ... More


Conceptualizing the Past in Museum Exhibitions of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art

Rachel P. Kreiter

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Should Egypt be exhibited as part of the ancient Near East? This chapter considers the museological place of objects that cannot currently be accommodated in either the Egyptian or ancient Near ... More


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