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- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.36
For nearly two thousand years after the last pharaoh ruled Egypt the wonders of this ancient culture remained hidden, seemingly lost and forgotten for ever. Then, in the late eighteenth century, Napoleons invasion of the country sparked an explosion of interest in ancient Egypt that burns as strongly today as ever. The obsession with anything and... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 17.99
In What Makes Civilization?, archaeologist David Wengrow provides a vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (today's Iraq). These two regions, where many foundations of modern life were laid, are usually treated in isolation. Now, they are brought together within a unified history of how people... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
Mary Anning (1799-1847) was one of the pioneers of the emerging science of geology - the first woman palaeontologist to make important discoveries. After her death, many of her discoveries were credited to the naturalists who had brought her specimens. This book reveals the little-known life of this extraordinary woman from undeserved obscurity. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Archaeologists are increasingly aware of issues of gender when studying past societies; women are becoming better represented within the discipline and are attaining top academic posts. However, until now there has been no study undertaken of the history of women in European archaeology and their contribution to the development of the discipline. ... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 73.99
A collection of 19 reprinted papers by distinguished scholars, Histories of Archaeology reflects the growing interest in the historiography of this discipline. A general introduction orients readers by outlining core themes and issues in the field. - ;In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in the history of the discipline of archaeology.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 26.99
Egypt, The Valley of the Kings, 1905: An American robber baron peers through the hole he has cut in an ancient tomb wall and discovers the richest trove of golden treasure ever seen in Egypt. At the start of the twentieth century, Theodore Davis was the most famous archaeologist in the world; his career turned tomb-robbing and treasure-hunting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 42.95
This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence. This distortion of the facts became accepted truth and its legacy is still felt in archaeology today. While tracing the development of these ideas, the author also gives... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95
Egypt'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.... more...