Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236859
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In Egyptomania, Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the past, a place inhabited by strange gods, powerful magic, spell-binding hieroglyphs, and the uncanny, mummified remains of ancient people.

Egyptomania Goes To The Movies

Author: Matthew Coniam
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476668280
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"The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, by a sensation-hungry world newly united by mass media, created a wave of fascination unlike anything before.

Small Comforts

Author: Jeffrey Hammond
ISBN: 9780873389464
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Thus began an ever-repeating cultural narrative. Scholars have written a great
deal about orientalism, that longstanding Western fascination with the East as an
exotic Other, a dreamy place that contrastively sharpened the European faith in
rationality and materialism even as it indulged a fantasy of quasi-erotic
encounters with the secrets of the Orient. Egypt has always played a primary role
in that, but studies of the history and significance of Egyptomania won't tell you
what it feels ...

The Spectator

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42 My previous — and relatively traditional — history of DeMille's buried movie
set and Brosnan's desire to excavate and film it is at once both fascinating and "
merely history." If I similarly had the time and obsession of a DeMille or Brosnan, I
might wander forever in the sand, turning literally and troping figurally among the
site's historical fragments and heterogeneities, its murmurs, nostalgias, stories,
myths, its other episodes and histories. For example, as new historian Antonia
Lant ...