Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy

Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy

by Ronald H. Fritze


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780236391
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Ronald H. Fritze is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Athens State University. He is the author of many books including Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions, also published by Reaktion Books.

Table of Contents

Part One: Egyptomania through the Ages
One: The Real Egypt
Two: Ancient Egyptomania: Hebrews, Pharaohs and Plagues
Three: Classical Egyptomania: The Greeks and Romans
Four: Medieval Egyptomania: From St. Augustine to the Renaissance
Five: Egyptomania from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Six: Napoleon’s Expedition to Egypt and the Birth of Modern Egyptomania
Seven: Nineteenth-century Egyptomania to the Discovery of Tut
Eight: The Rise of Mass Egyptomania: Tutankhamun, Tutmania and the Curse of the Mummy
Part Two: Varieties of Modern Egyptomania
Nine: Occult Egyptomania
Ten: Egyptomania on the Fringe of History
Eleven: African American Egyptomania
Twelve: Egyptomania and Fiction
Select Bibliography
Photo Acknowledgements

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