Hidden Hands: Egyptian Workforces in Petrie Excavation Archives, 1880-1924

Hidden Hands: Egyptian Workforces in Petrie Excavation Archives, 1880-1924

by Stephen Quirke
     
 

This tightly focused collection of essays by a distinguished group of scholars analyses the degree to which expressions of emotion in ancient literature and art become an 'artistic' rather than a 'social' construct. To what degree do literary genres, philosophy and visual arts produce expectations for the arousal of certain emotions? Are the emotions of women, for

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This tightly focused collection of essays by a distinguished group of scholars analyses the degree to which expressions of emotion in ancient literature and art become an 'artistic' rather than a 'social' construct. To what degree do literary genres, philosophy and visual arts produce expectations for the arousal of certain emotions? Are the emotions of women, for example, represented differently in different genres? How and why do literary genres and visual arts concentrate on specific emotions and stylise them accordingly, and how do particular emotions relate to gender within literary texts? The book will be of interest to all students and scholars of classical literature and gender studies.

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From the Publisher
Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Quirke (Egyptian archaeology, U. College London) explains how the work of prominent British archaeologist Flinders Petrie was part of and made possible by the British military occupation of Egypt, and how the imperialist relationship has been the foundation of all subsequent archaeology in Egypt, even by Egyptians. He applies the archaeological stratigraphical method to illuminate the history of the expeditions. His topics include labor and name in the Petrie publications, acts of excision, discovery names and object biographies, faces and names, and parallel lives in the archaeology of Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715639047
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
BCP Egyptology Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Dana Munteanu is Assistant Professor of Classics, Ohio State University.

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