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    DescriptionAncient Egypt has long been a source of fascination in Western popular culture. Movies such as 1953's The Mummy, Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956), and pharaonic films like Cleopatra (1934, 1963) and The Egyptian (1954) have all recreated the glamour and allure of Egyptian art and civilization for Western audiences. This work traces how these and other films were inspired by writers like Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and by the art of Victorian painters. Similarly, it shows how the soundtracks to such films belong to a Romantic musical tradition stretching back beyond Verdi and Mozart. Exploring these artistic endeavors addresses the question of whether the fantasy of ancient Egypt represents racist misunderstandings of a far more significant reality, or a way for Western culture to understand itself.


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    Title
    Ancient Egypt in the Popular Imagination
    Subtitle
    Building a Fantasy in Film, Literature, Music and Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Huckvale
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 246
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 457 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786465774
    ISBN 10: 0786465778
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 221
    B&T Approval Code: C07590000
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000, PER004030
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 700/.45832
    LC classification: PN1995.9.E32 H84 2012
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 700.45832
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 700.45832
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    30 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC