By Ronald H. Fritze
Egypt has continually exerted a strong charm in renowned and excessive tradition, and an array of personalities were attracted and repelled to the assumption of Egypt. Medieval Christians thought of Egypt a land with many connections to the Bible whereas medieval Muslims have been intrigued by way of its huge monuments, esoteric studying and hidden treasures. students of the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Enlightenment reflected the mysteries of hieroglyphs and Hermes Trismegistus. Even the practical-minded Napoleon dreamed of Egyptian glory and helped open the vintage land to the West. Fritze is going past the exam of Egyptomania in paintings and structure to bare its effect on faith, philosophy, ancient learn, literature, trip, technological know-how and pop culture. All people who find themselves nonetheless captivated via Egyptomania will enjoy the mysteries exposed during this book.
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Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy by Ronald H. Fritze