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The Resource Conflicted antiquities : Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity, Elliott Colla

Conflicted antiquities : Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity, Elliott Colla

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Conflicted antiquities : Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity
Title
Conflicted antiquities
Title remainder
Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity
Statement of responsibility
Elliott Colla
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Conflicted Antiquities is a rich cultural history of European and Egyptian interest in ancient Egypt and its material culture, from the early nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth. Consulting the relevant Arabic archives, Elliott Colla demonstrates that the emergence of Egyptology-the study of ancient Egypt and its material legacy-was as consequential for modern Egyptians as it was for Europeans. The values and practices introduced by the new science of archaeology played a key role in the formation of a new colonial regime in Egypt. This fact was not lost on Egyptian nationalists, who challenged colonial archaeologists with the claim that they were the direct heirs of the Pharaohs, and therefore the rightful owners and administrators of ancient Egypt's historical sites and artifacts. As this dispute developed, nationalists invented the political and expressive culture of 'Pharaonism'-Egypt's response to Europers's Egyptomania. In the process, a significant body of modern, Pharaonist poetry, sculpture, architecture, and film was created by artists and authors who looked to the ancient past for inspiration. Colla draws on medieval and modern Arabic poetry, novels, and travel accounts; British and French travel writing; the history of archaeology; and the history of European and Egyptian museums and exhibits. The struggle over the ownership of Pharaonic Egypt did not simply pit Egyptian nationalists against European colonial administrators. Egyptian elites found arguments about the appreciation and preservation of ancient objects useful for exerting new forms of control over rural populations and for mobilizing new political parties. Finally, just as the political and expressive culture of Pharaonism proved critical to the formation of new concepts of nationalist identity, it also fueled Islamist opposition to the Egyptian state."--
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1965-
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Colla, Elliott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Egyptology
  • Nationalism
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Conflicted antiquities : Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity, Elliott Colla
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-328) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Egyptian sculpture room -- The artifaction of the Memnon Head -- Ozymandias -- Conflicted antiquities : Islam's Pharaoh and emergent Egyptology -- The Antiqakhana -- Pharaonic selves -- Two pharaohs -- The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb : archaeology, politics, literature -- Nahdat Misr -- Pharaonism after Pharaonism : Mahfouz and Qutb
Control code
ocn154800366
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 345 pages
Isbn
9780822339755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)154800366
Label
Conflicted antiquities : Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity, Elliott Colla
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Egyptian sculpture room -- The artifaction of the Memnon Head -- Ozymandias -- Conflicted antiquities : Islam's Pharaoh and emergent Egyptology -- The Antiqakhana -- Pharaonic selves -- Two pharaohs -- The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb : archaeology, politics, literature -- Nahdat Misr -- Pharaonism after Pharaonism : Mahfouz and Qutb
Control code
ocn154800366
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 345 pages
Isbn
9780822339755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)154800366

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