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Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

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Almost every great figure in nineteenth-century Britain, from Thomas Carlyle to William Gladstone to Charles Darwin, read histories of ancient Egypt and argued about their content. Egypt became a focal point in disputes over the nature of human origins, the patterns underlying human history, the status and purpose of the Bible, and the cultural role of the classics. Egyptian archaeology ingrained its influence everywhere from the lecture halls of the ancient universities to the devotional aids of rural Sunday schools, and ...

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Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922
2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199653102

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