Edited by Ian Shaw and Elizabeth Bloxam
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The history of Egyptology is rapidly ascending to an area of study in its own right. Such enquiry is sorely needed, as what it means to 'do' Egyptology remains poorly defined, despite the continued abundance and popularity of Egyptological work. This chapter is intended as a starting point for readers interested in the history of the discipline. It begins with a brief discussion on the poorly defined nature of Egyptology and typical obstacles encountered by authors. It presents an overview of Egyptological phenomena from classical antiquity to the twentieth century, intended as a point of departure for scholars new to the subject, and examines past and current investigations into the history of the discipline.
Keywords: history of Egyptology, Egyptomania, classical antiquity, medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, modern, archaeology, science
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