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The Resource Antiquity imagined. The remarkable legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East., Robin Derricourt

Antiquity imagined. The remarkable legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East., Robin Derricourt

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Antiquity imagined. The remarkable legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East.
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Antiquity imagined. The remarkable legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East.
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Robin Derricourt
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eng
Summary
Outsiders have long attributed to the Middle East, and especially to ancient Egypt, meanings that go way beyond the rational and observable. The region has been seen as the source of civilization, religion, the sciences and the arts; but also of mystical knowledge and outlandish theories, whether about the Lost City of Atlantis or visits by alien beings. In his exploration of how its past has been creatively interpreted by later ages, Robin Derricourt surveys the various claims that have been made for Egypt - particularly the idea that it harbours an esoteric wisdom vital to the world's survival. He looks at 'alternative' interpretations of the pyramids, from maps of space and time to landing markers for UFOs; at images of the Egyptian mummy and at the popular mythology of the 'pharaoh's curse'; and at imperialist ideas of racial superiority that credited Egypt with spreading innovations and inventions as far as the Americas, Australia and China. Including arcane ideas about the Lost Ten Tribes of biblical Israel, the author enlarges his focus to include the Levant. His book is the first to show in depth how ancient Egypt and the surrounding lands have so continuously and seductively tantalised the Western imagination
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ERASA
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Derricourt, Robin M
Dewey number
932
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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I.B. Tauris Short Histories
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  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
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Antiquity imagined. The remarkable legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East., Robin Derricourt
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
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  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055089816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781784532758
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002029638
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)915153207
Label
Antiquity imagined. The remarkable legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East., Robin Derricourt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055089816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781784532758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002029638
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)915153207

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