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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


Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation that have taken place over recent years. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ... More


Theory and Practice in Ancient Egyptian Literature

Verena M. Lepper and Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses briefly the history of the study of Egyptian literature, highlighting how broader developments in the theory of literature have come to be applied within ... More


Unholy Water: Archaeology, the Bible, and the First Aswan Dam

David Gange

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The first Aswan Dam was the most controversial civil enterprise of the early British Mandate in Egypt. It was also one of the most ideologically loaded projects of a British-dominated government, ... More


Representing Ancient Egypt at Imperial High Noon (1882–1922): Egyptological Careers and Artistic Allegories of Civilization*

Donald Malcolm Reid

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the height of Western imperialism in Egypt from 1882 to 1922, the British ran the country and the French directed the Antiquities Service. Two contemporary artistic allegories expressed ... 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


Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Donald Malcolm Reid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

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 ... More


Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, the author was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student dreamed of conducting excavations and working in the Egyptian ... More


Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The so-called Will of Naunakhte (1154 BCE) has become rightly famous in Egyptology. Naunakhte was a woman from the New Kingdom village of Deir al-Medina who made a statement in court about her ... 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


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

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, ... More


Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Jill Kamil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi, Egypt's most perceptive and productive Egyptologist, was marginalized for most of his career, only belatedly receiving international recognition for his major contributions to the ... More


Pearls Scattered: An Introduction

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the book at the centre of this study, a mammoth biographical dictionary of 453 world women published in Arabic in Cairo 1893-6 at Egypt’s government printing press; and its ... More


Early European Travelers and the Emergence of the Theban Communities in the Consciousness of the West

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Much of what characterizes the people of al-Qurna today is not only inherent in the physical aspects of the surrounding landscape, but also the historical process of archaeological recognition and ... More


Hundred-Gated Thebes

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the seventy-three days spent at Thebes during Edward William Lane's visit, he made a scrupulous immersion in Egyptology. The Valley of the Kings is a large wadi which today is clearly defined ... More


Introduction

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Tracing the role of the Egyptians in the study of Egyptology requires an insight into the political and social forces that forged modern Egypt. Like Alexander the Great, who presented himself as ... 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


On the Great Pyramid

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with the author's arrival to Cairo University. The university was founded as a private college in 1908, then nationalized in 1925. The author wanted to be a journalist and during ... More


Egyptian Egyptology and Pharaonism in the Wake of Tutankhamun, 1922–1930

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb hastened the transformation of Egyptology into a scholarly profession open to Egyptians and accelerated the growth of pharaonism among the public. Led by Selim ... More


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