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    Whose Pharaohs?: Archaeology, Museums and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I (Hardback) By (author) Donald Malcolm Reid

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    DescriptionEgypt's rich and celebrated ancient past has served many causes throughout history - in both Egypt and the West. Concentrating on the era from Napoleon's conquest and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone to the outbreak of World War I, this book examines the evolution of Egyptian archaeology in the context of Western imperialism and nascent Egyptian nationalism. Traditionally, histories of Egyptian archaeology have celebrated Western discoverers such as Champollion, Mariette, Maspero, and Petrie, while slighting Rifaa al-Tahtawi, Ahmad Kamal, and other Egyptians. This exceptionally well-illustrated and well-researched book writes Egyptians into the history of archaeology and museums in their own country and shows how changing perceptions of the past helped shape ideas of modern national identity.Drawing from rich archival sources in Egypt, the United Kingdom, and France, and from little-known Arabic publications, Reid discusses previously neglected topics in both scholarly Egyptology and the popular 'Egyptomania' displayed in world's fairs and Orientalist painting and photography. He also examines the link between archaeology and the rise of the modern tourist industry. This richly detailed narrative discusses not only Western and Egyptian perceptions of pharaonic history and archaeology but also perceptions of Egypt's Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic eras. Throughout this book, Reid demonstrates how the emergence of archaeology affected the interests and self-perceptions of modern Egyptians. In addition to uncovering a wealth of significant new material on the history of archaeology and museums in Egypt, Reid provides a fascinating window on questions of cultural heritage - how it is perceived, constructed, claimed, and contested.


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    Title
    Whose Pharaohs?
    Subtitle
    Archaeology, Museums and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald Malcolm Reid
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 828 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520221970
    ISBN 10: 0520221974
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
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    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, HDDG
    DC21: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: GM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: 00-047518, DT56.9 .R45 2002
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    Thema V1.0: JHMC, GLZ, JBCC, NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    46 b&w photographs, 2 maps, 14 tables
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    12 February 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Donald Malcolm Reid is Professor of History at Georgia State University and author of Cairo University and the Making of Modern Egypt (1990), Lawyers and Politics in the Arab World, 1880-1960 (1981), and The Odyssey of Farah Antun: A Syrian Christian's Quest for Secularism (1975).
    Review quote
    "Illuminates such . . . themes as the shaping of national ideologies, the political relevance of transnational scholarship and the Orientalism debate, and the role of tourism in international relations. . . . [Reid's] is a balanced account with empathy for all. An accomplished narrative historian, [he] manages to make massive detail compelling reading."--"Foreign Affairs"
    Table of contents
    Part One: Imperial and National Preludes, 1798-1882; 1. Rediscovering Ancient Egypt: Champollion and al-Tahtawi; 2. From Explorer to Cook's Tourist; 3. Egyptology under Ismail: Mariette, al-Tahtawi, and Brugsch, 1850-1882; Part Two: Imperial High Noon, Nationalist Dawn, 1882-1914; 4. Cromer and the Classics: Ideological Uses of the Greco-Roman Past; 5. Egyptology in the Age of Maspero and Ahmad Kamal; 6. Islamic Art, Archaeology, and Orientalism: The Comite and Ali Bahgat; 7. Modern Sons of the Pharaohs? Marcus Simaika and the Coptic Past