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The Resource Egypt-omania : our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs, Bob Brier

Egypt-omania : our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs, Bob Brier

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Egypt-omania : our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs
Title
Egypt-omania
Title remainder
our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs
Statement of responsibility
Bob Brier
Title variation
Egyptomania
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Egyptomania chronicles our burning fascination for all things Egyptian and highlights events that fanned the flames -- from Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign to Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. For 50 years Bob Brier, one of the world's leading Egyptologists, has been amassing one of the largest collections of Egyptian memorabilia in the world. He shares the highlights of his travels, from mummy pencils to the 1923 hit "Old King Tut was a Wise Old Nut" and Napoleon Bonaparte's 20-volume Description de l'Egypte, perhaps the world's most lavish publication. This is an inventive and mesmerizing tour of how an ancient civilization endures in our today
Summary
Presents the history of the West's obsession with ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the time of the Romans, to the campaigns of Napolean Bonaparte, the discovery Tutankhamen's tomb, and the popular culture of today
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10231596
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Brier, Bob
Dewey number
962
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Egyptology
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
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our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs
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Egypt-omania : our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs, Bob Brier
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Birth of a collection -- Rome and the birth of Egyptomania -- Napoleon on the Nile -- How an obelisk and a canal conquered France -- The amazing voyage of Cleopatra's needle -- Egypt for sale: Victorian Egyptomania -- New York gets its obelisk -- The mummies sing songs of the Nile -- Tutankhamen, Superstar -- The Mummy goes to the movies -- The future of Egyptomania
Control code
000052223941
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 229 pages, 24 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137278609
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustration (chiefly color)
Label
Egypt-omania : our three thousand year obsession with the land of the Pharaohs, Bob Brier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Birth of a collection -- Rome and the birth of Egyptomania -- Napoleon on the Nile -- How an obelisk and a canal conquered France -- The amazing voyage of Cleopatra's needle -- Egypt for sale: Victorian Egyptomania -- New York gets its obelisk -- The mummies sing songs of the Nile -- Tutankhamen, Superstar -- The Mummy goes to the movies -- The future of Egyptomania
Control code
000052223941
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 229 pages, 24 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137278609
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustration (chiefly color)

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