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Epilogue: Delta Journeys

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

The conclusion explores the legacies of religious change among Delta blacks, including those who left for Chicago as part of the Great Migration of African American southerners northward beginning in ... More


In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Michael Allan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling. This book challenges this way of ... More


Normality and Distinctiveness in the Epigraphy of Greek and Roman Egypt

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Although most of the evidence for the history of Ptolemaic Egypt comes from texts on papyrus, Egypt has also produced a large number of inscriptions on stone, the type of document that makes up most ... More


The Western Delta in the Islamic Era

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the changing waterway geography of the western Delta from the beginning of Egypt’s Islamic era through to the early modern period. It examines the contributions of medieval ... More


Ports of the Western Delta

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the main sea-facing ports of the western Nile Delta in the medieval period, principally Alexandria and Rosetta, in the context of the navigational connections to them. It ... More


The Discovery of Ancient Egypt

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

With the advent of the Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt in 1798, Egypt came fully into European awareness. Although the expedition was primarily military and colonial in intent, and although it ... More


The Decipherment of the Hieroglyphs

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The initial hope that the Rosetta Stone would quickly lead to decipherment of the hieroglyphs and translation of the ancient Egyptian language were disappointed. Several scholars, including Silvestre ... More


Translation: The Rosetta Stone from Object to Text

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers translation in terms of how a particular relationship to language is born with the decoding of the Rosetta Stone. It shows how the Rosetta Stone is transformed from an object ... More


Esoteric Antiquarianism

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores the scale of Egyptian Oedipus and how it impressed people of an age accustomed to scholarly grandiosity. To the modern reader, however, it is the book's substance that most ... More


First Palme d’Or: Rosetta, 1999

Philip Mosley

in The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers: Responsible Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163293
eISBN:
9780231850216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163293.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Rosetta (1999), the first Belgian film to win the Cannes film festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The film also received a special mention in the contest for the Directors' ... More


Rural Muscle

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

From the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517 until the second half of the eighteenth century, Egyptian farmers initiated and oversaw the construction and repair of small-scale irrigation and other ... More


Rosetta Stones and Cuneiform Tablets

Rosemary A. Joyce

in The Future of Nuclear Waste: What Art and Archaeology Can Tell Us about Securing the World's Most Hazardous Material

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888138
eISBN:
9780190888176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888138.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

This chapter examines the role in the marker design of buried objects intended to be inscribed with messages. Modeled on works like the Rosetta Stone, the stele of Hammurabi, and cuneiform tablets, ... More


Imaging Inscriptions: The Kingston Lacy Obelisk

Jane Masséglia

in The Epigraphy of Ptolemaic Egypt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198858225
eISBN:
9780191890598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858225.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The granite obelisk with inscriptions in Hieroglyphic and Greek which was transported by W. J. Bankes from Philae in Egypt to his home at Kingston Lacy in Dorset in 1829 played an important role in ... More


The Days of the Comet

Fred Taylor

in Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The author worked with the European Space Agency to help plan its first mission to a comet, intended to analyse its thin atmosphere and land on the solid nucleus, and perhaps even to bring a core ... More


Ever the Twain Shall Meet, 1830–1900

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0043
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The English poet of empire Rudyard Kipling penned the much quoted lines, ‘East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet’. Even if, by the early twentieth century, European observers ... More


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