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Egyptian Renaissance The Afterlife of Ancient Egypt in Early Modern Italy

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ISBN-10: 0226128938

ISBN-13: 9780226128931

Edition: 2007

Authors: Brian Curran

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Fascination with ancient Egypt is a recurring theme in Western culture, and here Brian Curran uncovers its deep roots in the Italian Renaissance, which embraced not only classical art and literature but also a variety of other cultures that modern readers don't tend to associate with early modern Italy. Patrons, artists, and spectators of the period were particularly drawn, Curran shows, to Egyptian antiquity and its artifacts, many of which found their way to Italy in Roman times and exerted an influence every bit as powerful as that of their more familiar Greek and Roman counterparts. Curran vividly recreates this first wave of European Egyptomania with insightful interpretations of the…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 428
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Egyptian Renaissance
The Memory of Egypt
Egyptian Monuments from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Huamnists and Heiroglyphs
Egyptian Monuments for Renaissance Princes
Sacred Writing: from Hermes Trismegistus to Heiroglyphic Epigraphy
Egyptian Ancestors: Alxander VI and Annius of Viterbo
Egypt in Venice
Cleopatra and the Second Julius: Egyptology and the Dream of Empire in High Renaissance Rome
Egyptian Lives (and Afterlives) in the Rome of Medici Popes
Heiroglyphic Studies in the High Renaissance
The Scepter of Osiris: Egyptian Mysteries in the Missal of Carinal Pompeo
Conclusion: The Egyptian in the Mirror
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index