Wonderful Things Volume 2

Wonderful Things  Volume 2

Egypt; History; To 1881.

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774166921

Category: History

Page: 388

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Egypt; History; To 1881.
Categories: History

Wonderful Things

Wonderful Things

The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to ...

Author: Jason Thompson

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ISBN: 9774167600

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The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to generations of enchanted readers and viewers thousands of years later. This, the third of a three-volume history of Egyptology, follows the progress of the discipline from the trauma of the First World War, through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, and into Egyptology's new horizons at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wonderful Things affirms that the history of ancient Egypt has proved continually fascinating, but it also demonstrates that the history of Egyptology is no less so. Only by understanding how Egyptology has developed can we truly understand the Egyptian past.
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Wonderful Things From antiquity to 1881

Wonderful Things  From antiquity to 1881

The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to ...

Author: Jason Thompson

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ISBN: LCCN:2015413557

Category: Egypt

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Categories: Egypt

Wonderful Things From antiquity to 1881

Wonderful Things  From antiquity to 1881

The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, who constructed the picture of ancient Egypt that we have today, recovered the Egyptian past while inventing it anew, and made a lost civilization comprehensible to ...

Author: Jason Thompson

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ISBN: LCCN:2015413557

Category: Egypt

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Joseph Smith s Translation

Joseph Smith s Translation

Within a few generations, Egyptology resembled an established, secularized
mode of understanding one early culture among many in the antique ... 163 On
the broader history of Egyptology, see Thompson, Wonderful Things, vols. 1–3.

Author: Samuel Morris Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190054236

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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"Among many remarkable claims, Mormon founder Joseph Smith reported that he had translated ancient scriptures. He dictated the Book of Mormon, an American Bible from metal plates associated with Native antiquity; directly rewrote the King James Bible; and produced a scripture, derived from Egyptian funerary papyri, which he called the Book of Abraham. Smith and his followers used the term translation to describe the genesis of these English texts, which remain canonical for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most commenters see these scriptures as merely linguistic objects; the central and controversial question has been whether Smith's English texts are literal translations of extant source documents. On closer inspection, though, his translations are far more metaphysical than linguistic. These translations express a non-ordinary power of language to connect people across barriers of space and time. Within these metaphysical scriptures, Smith expounded a theology of human deification that he also termed "translation." This one word thus referred to a scripture capable of mediating between the living and the dead and to the transformation of humans into divine beings. Joseph Smith's projects of metaphysical translation place Mormonism at a productive edge of tense transitions later associated with secular modernity, a modernity challenged by the very existence of the Latter-day Saints. Smith's translations and the theology that supported them illuminate the power and vulnerability of his critique of American culture in transition as they set the stage for two more centuries of cultural change"--
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The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Paleography

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Paleography

Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology. 3 vols. Cairo. Tourneur d'Ison, C. le.
1999. Mariette Pacha ou le rêve égyptien. Paris. Vercoutter, J. 1992. L'Égypte à
la chambre noire: Francis Frith, Nineteenth-Century Foundations of Modern ...

Author: Vanessa Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190604653

Category: History

Page: 680

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The unique relationship between word and image in ancient Egypt is a defining feature of that ancient culture's records. All hieroglyphic texts are composed of images, and large-scale figural imagery in temples and tombs is often accompanied by texts. Epigraphy and palaeography are two distinct, but closely related, ways of recording, analyzing, and interpreting texts and images. This Handbook stresses technical issues about recording text and art and interpretive questions about what we do with those records and why we do it. It offers readers three key things: a diachronic perspective, covering all ancient Egyptian scripts from prehistoric Egypt through the Coptic era (fourth millennium BCE-first half of first millennium CE), a look at recording techniques that considers the past, present, and future, and a focus on the experiences of colleagues. The diachronic perspective illustrates the range of techniques used to record different phases of writing in different media. The consideration of past, present, and future techniques allows readers to understand and assess why epigraphy and palaeography is or was done in a particular manner by linking the aims of a particular effort with the technique chosen to reach those aims. The choice of techniques is a matter of goals and the records' work circumstances, an inevitable consequence of epigraphy being a double projection: geometrical, transcribing in two dimensions an object that exists physically in three; and mental, an interpretation, with an inevitable selection among the object's defining characteristics. The experiences of colleagues provide a range of perspectives and opinions about issues such as techniques of recording, challenges faced in the field, and ways of reading and interpreting text and image. These accounts are interesting and instructive stories of innovation in the face of scientific conundrum.
Categories: History

A History of Egypt

A History of Egypt

Drawing on current historical scholarship and his own research, Jason Thompson has written a remarkable work of synthesis and concision, offering students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging one-volume narrative of the ...

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Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774169034

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Description of Egypt

Description of Egypt

Now available in paperback, this book takes the form of a journey through Egypt from north to south, with descriptions of all the ancient monuments and contemporary life that Lane explored along the way.

Author: Edward William Lane

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ISBN: 9774169344

Category: History

Page: 786

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The great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801-76) was the author of a number of highly influential works. In 1831, publication of one of his greatest works, Description of Egypt was dropped, mainly for financial reasons, by the publishing firm of John Murray. The manuscript was sold to the British Library by Lane's widow in 1891, and was salvaged for publication as a hardcover book by Jason Thompson, nearly 170 years later. Now available in paperback, this book takes the form of a journey through Egypt from north to south, with descriptions of all the ancient monuments and contemporary life that Lane explored along the way.
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Civilization in the West

Civilization in the West

it was all I could do to get out the words, "Yes, wonderful things." The "wonderful
things" Carter saw were more than 5000 priceless objects, including translucent
alabaster jars and cups, painted wooden caskets, ... history of Egyptology.

Author: Mark A. Kishlansky

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0321070887

Category: History

Page: 1151

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Civilization in the West blends social and political history into a fascinating narrative that brings history to life. The authors tell a compelling story of Western Civilization that is enhanced by an image-based approach. Pictorial chapter openers draw students in by illustrating a dominant theme of the chapter and exploring the dramatic impression each image makes in reinforcing that theme. The presentation of geography guides students around the changing contours of the West through both standard maps and Geographic Tours of Europe. The greater number of maps and tours combine to make this text the strongest possible program for teaching historical geography (151 total maps, as compared to Chambers, the second highest, at 106). The addition of Discovering Western Civilization Online (new end-of-chapter website URLs) makes this the first Western Civilization book to date to include these resources.
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Egypt

Egypt

At this most exciting point in the history of Egyptology , it is appropriate that
Howard Carter should take up the tale : Slowly ... rather untidily , with everything
that a king could want in the Afterlife ; there were three large , > 197 < Wonderful
Things.

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley

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ISBN: UVA:X030106311

Category: History

Page: 256

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"This book will not only satisfy professional Egyptologists but also attract newcomers to the field."--Kent R. Weeks, author of The Valley of the Kings: The Tombs and the Funerary of Thebes West
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The American Archivist

The American Archivist

... found an expert to help him indulge his fantasies — Howard Carter , a self -
taught Egyptologist , agreed to lend his experience to Carnarvon ' s quest . For
sixteen ... The “ wonderful things ” Carter saw were the treasures of King
Tutankhamun , untouched for centuries by man or light . ... What has all this to do
with the far - fromdead world of business , history , and archives in the late
twentieth century ?

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ISBN: UOM:39015071393857

Category: Archives

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Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications (Western and Eastern Europe)."
Categories: Archives

Homosexuals in History

Homosexuals in History

The house was filled with wonderful things Bankes had been collecting since his
days with Wellington in Spain : the original ... It had been executed under the
Ptolemies , and created excitement among Egyptologists , for the Greek
inscription ...

Author: Alfred Leslie Rowse

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556027280387

Category: Gay men

Page: 346

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Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, King James I, Francis Bacon, Frederick the Great, Tchaikovsky, Diaghilev, Ernst Rohm, and E.M. Forster. The legacies they left to the world are as varied as their talents and temperaments, yet all shared a single predilection -- homosexuality. Now one of the most foremost historians of our time provides a thought provoking look at these and other homosexual men of genius in society, politics, literature and the arts in this first serious study of the problems and contributions of the homosexual through the ages.
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The Age

The Age

Can you not give us more chapters of unwritten social history like this ? C. B. W.
ATLANTA , GA . , May 3 , 1879 . ... Not that there are not now voyagers who see
wonderful things and tell incredible stories . But a different method has been ...

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ISBN: CHI:79235337

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Civilizations in History

Civilizations in History

Based on Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken ( 1968 ) If we meekly accept
the neat package that Egyptologists ... luxurious tombs carved out of the rock ,
pyramids of overwhelming size — these and many other wonderful things shot
out ...

Author: M. Dale Davis

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195410173

Category: Civilization

Page: 435

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This is a highly successful book for world civilizations courses.
Categories: Civilization

The Eclectic Magazine

The Eclectic Magazine

... yet busies itself sure to show us mankind more instructed with things anterior to
all history ; and as and more capable at ... so sound The above was a universal
creed fifty Egyptology must rest on that marvellous or sixty years since , and it is ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

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ISBN: CHI:74713707

Category: Periodicals

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

Among a great many portance of , truth , and an unshakable other things , they
read to him from a conviction that order reigns over all ... none is , to my lem
which “ the father of history ' had mind , more wonderful than the disset himself to
study ; and there is no interment of ... he fruitful iabor - of Birch , of Mariette , of
obtained from the priests of Thebes and Brugsch , the student of Egyptology , the
literati of ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131017103

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Pan African Chronology 1914 1929

Pan African Chronology  1914 1929

West Africa Candle in hand , inhaling 3,000 year old air , British Egyptologist
Howard Carter peered through a hole at the bottom of an ancient underground
staircase . “ Can you ... Yes , ” a stunned Carter managed to reply , " wonderful
things .

Author: Everett Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 0786408359

Category: Reference

Page: 628

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The author's first volume of hisPan-African Chronologycovers the period from 1400 through the end of the American Civil War. The second volume chronicles the most significant events in the African diaspora from the end of the Civil War through the pre–World War I years. This book is the third volume in the series. The period it covers is from 1914 through 1929, a time when people of African descent experienced two seminal events: World War I and the Black Awakening. In World War I, people of African descent fought for both sides, earning distinction on the battlefields of France as well as in the jungles and deserts of Africa. The "Black Awakening," a period from 1919 through 1929, marked the dawning of global awareness, not only for persons of African descent but also for non–African peoples, of the contributions of African people to the culture of the world. The book is arranged by year; events of each year are grouped by region-the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. It also has two special biographical divisions for W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey.
Categories: Reference

The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

We know the names of many of its early directors — Zenodotus , the Homeric
student ; Callimachus , whose history of Greek ... wonderful things , as to the
obliquity of the ecliptic and how to measure the bulk and circumference of the
earth , and other ... To him all Egyptologists are indebted for his laterculus or
catalogue , which is the most authentic list of thirty - two Theban kings omitted by
Manetho .

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ISBN: UOM:39015008805163

Category: Nineteenth century

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Categories: Nineteenth century

The history of archaeology

The history of archaeology

There were wonderful things, the like of which no Egyptologist had ever seen.
There were four rooms stuffed with wonderful things, and they took years to clear:
wine-jars, harps, beds, stools, daggers, the remains of four carts, jewelry, chests,
 ...

Author: Maev Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760730822

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Categories: Social Science

Nature

Nature

... principal literary But if Egyptologists have not been idle in their compositions of
ancient Egypt . endeavours to forward ... while the god Khonsu , who performeth
mighty profit greatly by a knowledge of the history of the things and wonderful in ...

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01139846H

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals