Egyptology From the First World War to the Third Reich

Egyptology From the First World War to the Third Reich

Ideology, Scholarship, and Individual Biographies

eBook - 2013
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The Nazis were dedicated if inept archeologists, looking everywhere for some justification for their behavior, and Egypt held as much temptation for assimilation as anywhere else. Here we learn about how the nazis invented (in part in Egypt) their hideous racial "science," how imperialism and racial geography in Brea worked between 1914 and 1926 for their favor, how the history of Indo-Aryans was appropriated by the Nazis to back up their theories, how real Egyptians suffered in their association with the Nazis, the work of von Bissing (a famed Egyptologist and collector), and the work of German and Austrian Egyptologists in the years between the world wars. The book is appropriately chilling and haunting. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
Only recently has Egyptology started examining ideology and its implications for our self-understanding and understanding of ancient Egypt, Egyptology, and the past as a whole. This edition presents aspects of ideology, scholarship, and individual biographies from World War I to the “Third Reich”.

Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2013
ISBN: 9789004243309
9004243305
9789004243293
9004243291
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Schneider, Thomas 1964-
Raulwing, Peter

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