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Readership: For students and scholars interested in Classical studies, especially the reception of ancient civilisations, Egyptology, the history of religion, ancient history, and nineteenth-century British history.
David Gange, Lecturer in History, University of Birmingham
David Gange is Lecturer in History at the University of Birmingham.
"Dialogues with the Dead must be praised for promoting an inclusive and integrated history of British Egyptology ... It is an academic study that presents meticulous research in an accessible and engaging style, contributing many fresh and new insights to the subject ... essential reading for historians of the nineteenth century, as well as those with an interest in the history of Egyptology and Near Eastern archaeology, archaeological reception and representation." - Alice Williams, Egyptian Archaeology
"The definitive history of the study of ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century Britain." - Maria Golia, Times Literary
"[a] splendid cultural history of British Egyptology" - Timothy Larsen, Books & Culture
List of Figures
Introduction: The Accession of Menes
1: The Old Kingdom: Ancient Egypt at mid century
2: First Intermediate Period: The Religion of Science and the Science of Religion
3: The Middle Kingdom: Orthodox Egypt, 1880-1900
4: Second Intermediate Period: Petrie's Prehistory and the Oxyrhynchus papyri
5: The New Kingdom: Ancient Egypt and the Cycles of Civilisation after 1900