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 Egalitarian Technology: Alphabet, Text, and Class

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the role that technology may have played in advancing the egalitarian platform. The adoption of the technology of the alphabetic script and its use in creating texts in ancient ... More


The Hyksos in Egypt 1600 bce: New Rulers without an Administration

Stephen Quirke

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Hyksos' rule of ancient Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. It explains that during this period, the strongest centre of population and power in the country appears ... More


Recovering Maya Civilisation: Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture

Norman Hammond

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses three successive themes in relation to recovering Maya civilisation. The first is the origins of a settled society, and the second is the emergence of a complex literate ... More


The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Trevor Bryce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This book provides an account of the military and political history of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms, which developed in south-eastern Anatolia and northern Syria during the Iron Age following the ... More


The End of an Era

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

The chapter begins with a reconstruction of events surrounding the evacuation of the Hittite capital Hattusa by its elite population, including the royal family, and proceeds to a discussion of the ... More


Memory and Authority in the Magical Papyri 1

Richard Gordon

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that the authors of recipes in the magical papyri had very particular reasons for the selective evocation of ancient practice. Traditionally, magic was closely linked to the ... More


The Century of Kircher

Michael Keevak

in The Story of a Stele: China's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098954
eISBN:
9789882207608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098954.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces how the stone was received once it had become better known to the broader scholarly world, covering the first 100 years of its new life in the West. Real credit for the stone's ... 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


Oedipus at Large

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/9780226924151.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter attempts to explain the surprising endurance of Kircher's hieroglyphic studies among scholars who deemed them fundamentally flawed. One cannot say that Kircher's work was unsuccessful as ... More


The Rosetta Stone and Quantum Waves

Nicholas Mee

in The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831860
eISBN:
9780191869785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831860.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

It was discovered in the early decades of the twentieth century that light and matter exhibit both wave-like and particle-like behaviour and this led to the development of quantum theory. Thomas ... More


Most Maya Glyphs Are Written in Ch′olti′an

Danny Law, John Robertson, Stephen Houston, and Robbie Haertel

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the relation of Maya glyphs or scripts to Ch'olti'an language. It suggests that the language of Mayan hieroglyphic inscriptions can be placed in the Ch'olti'an branch of the ... More


Palaeography of the Texts of the Burial Chamber of the Tomb of Karakhamun

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

Andrea Rodríguez Valls (ed.)

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the palaeography of the religious texts of the burial chamber of the tomb of Karakhamun. About 1,100 hieroglyphs on the walls and 300 hieroglyphs on the astronomical ceiling of ... More


Feminist desires and collective reading in the work of Laura Mulvey

Kimberly Lamm

in Addressing the other woman: Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526121264
eISBN:
9781526136176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121264.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 6 focuses on Laura Mulvey’s theoretical writings on film and her essay film Riddles of the Sphinx (1977), which it reads in relation to the feminist collaboration between Kelly and Mulvey ... More


The Peculiar Codex Jerusalem 22

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores Horus Apollo's Book on the Hieroglyphics. The subject is the symbolic logic behind the Egyptian script. The passage itself introduces the peculiar cultural association between ... 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


Introduction: Reading Things

Elaine Freedgood

in The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261553
eISBN:
9780226261546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261546.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian novels describe, catalog, quantify, and in general shower us with things that threaten to crowd the narrative right off the page. These things do not get taken seriously—that is to say, ... More


How to Get Ahead in the Republic of Letters

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/9780226924151.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the Jesuit priest Kircher, the great antiquary Peiresc, and the story of their relationship, which revolved around a series of Arabic manuscripts. It sheds light on Kircher's ... More


Oedipus in Rome

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/9780226924151.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter covers Kircher's return to Rome from Malta in 1638. Kircher was eager to return to the unfinished edition of the Coptic-Arabic lexicon and his ever-expanding hieroglyphic studies, and as ... More


Ancient Theology and the Antiquarian

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/9780226924151.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the historical and doctrinal components of Kircher's hieroglyphic studies. Kircher insisted emphatically on the truth of the historical component of his investigation, which ... More


Symbolic Wisdom in an Age of Criticism

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/9780226924151.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter first examines Kircher's method of translating hieroglyphs and then turns to his efforts to defend their reliability against philological criticism. In contrast to the many studies of ... More


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