Recolonising Egypt

Alan Bowman

in Classics in Progress

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263235
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734328 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Recolonising Egypt

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Egypt as a historical subject has never lacked attention in the field of international political history but it is also almost uniquely fruitful as a source of evidence for little narratives and as a historiographical battlefield. This chapter tries to describe and explain, from an explicitly classical perspective, aspects of the relationship between some ancient and some modem perceptions of Egypt and the role which ‘history in’ and ‘history of’ the classical world has played and continues to play in shaping those perceptions.

Keywords: Greeks; Egypt perceptions; classical world; ancient culture

Chapter.  13062 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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