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Egypt beyond Representation: Materials and Materiality of Aegyptiaca Romana
by Sander Müskens
Leiden University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-90-8728-275-2
Library of Congress Classification NB115.M886 2017

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Egypt beyond Representation develops and applies a new approach to study Aegyptiaca Romana from a bottom-up, Roman perspective. Current approaches to these objects are often still plagued by top-down projections of modern definitions and understandings of Egypt and Egyptian material culture onto the Roman world. This book instead argues that these artifacts should be studied in their own right, without reducing them to fixed Egyptian meanings. This study shows that, while “Egyptianness” may have been among Roman associations, these objects were able to do much more than merely representing notions of Egypt.
 

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