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Review of Wonderful Things a History of Egyptology 2: The Golden Age: 1881–1914

Lewis, C; (2016) Review of Wonderful Things a History of Egyptology 2: The Golden Age: 1881–1914. [Review]. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology , 26 (1) , Article 5. 10.5334/pia-516. Green open access

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Abstract

This publication is the second volume of Thompson’s survey of the history of Egyptology, the completed series of which is designed to be the first comprehensive English language treatment of the subject as a coherent whole. The volume in question covers a much shorter time frame than the first, which extended over three thousand years from Khaemwaset in the Nineteenth Dynasty to 1881 (Thompson 2015). The period in focus here is from 1881–1914, which indirectly attests to the richness of the (European) archival records and the profundity of extant research covering this era. Many of these works are included within Thompson’s thirty page bibliography which, together with the extensive reference notes, are worth the price of the book alone. For neophytes there are also extremely useful excursuses into topics ranging across material culture, philology, monuments and historical individuals.

Type: Article
Title: Review of Wonderful Things a History of Egyptology 2: The Golden Age: 1881–1914
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5334/pia-516
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.5334/pia-516
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Arts and Sciences (BASc)
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083785
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