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The Resource Egyptology : the missing millennium : ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings, Okasha El Daly

Egyptology : the missing millennium : ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings, Okasha El Daly

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Egyptology : the missing millennium : ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings
Title
Egyptology
Title remainder
the missing millennium : ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings
Statement of responsibility
Okasha El Daly
Title variation
Ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Arabic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslems/ Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the 7th century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travellers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration - including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views."
Cataloging source
UKM
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Daly, Okasha El
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Includes English translations of excerpts from Arabic texts
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Egyptology
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Egyptology : the missing millennium : ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings, Okasha El Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-225) and index
Contents
The making of an Interpretatio Arabica of ancient Egypt -- Treasure hunting -- Medieval Arab archaeological methods and descriptions -- Medieval Arab attempts to decipher ancient Egyptian scripts -- Medieval Arabic concepts of ancient Egyptian religion -- Egyptian mummia, mummification and burial practices in medieval Arabic sources -- Egyptian science in medieval Arabic sources -- Egyptian kingship and state administration
Control code
ocm56911742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 230 p.
Isbn
9781844720637
Lccn
2006361686
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
Label
Egyptology : the missing millennium : ancient Egypt in medieval Arabic writings, Okasha El Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-225) and index
Contents
The making of an Interpretatio Arabica of ancient Egypt -- Treasure hunting -- Medieval Arab archaeological methods and descriptions -- Medieval Arab attempts to decipher ancient Egyptian scripts -- Medieval Arabic concepts of ancient Egyptian religion -- Egyptian mummia, mummification and burial practices in medieval Arabic sources -- Egyptian science in medieval Arabic sources -- Egyptian kingship and state administration
Control code
ocm56911742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 230 p.
Isbn
9781844720637
Lccn
2006361686
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map

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