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The Mummy's Curse: Mummymania in the English-Speaking World 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415340229
ISBN-10: 0415327075
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'Jasmine Day's The Mummy's Curse contains significant research into museum collections. Day extensively combs a variety of historical sources, including fiction and poetry.'  The Canberra Times

'In a word, brilliant. Jasmine Day fills in a huge gap between popular culture and the scientific study of mummies ... A masterley study of mummies in early popular culture ranges confidently from Napolean to B-movie shockers to reveal their shifting and often contradictory meanings and uses.'  The Fortean Times

About the Author

Jasmine Day is a freelance lecturer in Egyptology.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415327075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415340229
  • ASIN: 0415340225
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,386,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An exceptional work on the subject of mummies. The author's comprehensive research is presented in a scholarly, but still very readable manner, supplemented with useful illustrations, many made by the author. Highly recommended!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By armagecko on May 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I rented this book for $8 (because $28 for an ephemeral ebook is absurd - note to Amazon, author, whoever) and read it over several days. I was interested in reading an intelligent dissection of the Mummy mythos and in learning more about its beginnings in literature. The Kindle formatting was very good on the Fire; the black and white illustrations were clear, paragraphs well-spaced. However, the book contained several pictures of movie posters and comic book covers, so color graphics were expected, especially at that price.

The book includes sections on the history of Egyptology, the literary beginnings of mummy-mania, an analysis of mummies in film and culture, and a study of modern museum presentations. The author admits that the book is based on her doctoral thesis, and the first section reads very academically, with every other sentence parenthetically attributed (author-date: page) to a consulted reference source, proving that the author has done some homework. As my interest was in uncovering new primary sources, this was helpful to me, but this serves as fair warning to those who do not enjoy such exercise.

The author initially states that she is "not without fondness for [her] subject matter," and she echoes one of her sources by agreeing that, "Mummy fantasies should certainly be `accepted and appreciated for what they are, rather than condemned or dismissed for what they are not.'" However, by page 10, her true intentions are apparent: "The long-term, if unintentional, effect of cinema's monstrous precedent has been generations of contempt for mummies, from their derogatory portrayals in cinema, cartoons and toys to children's jokes and casual putdowns by museum visitors.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark D. Stickney on January 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
It is easy reading and still a great source of information. The only reason I did not give it five stars is that the cost of the book will limit how many readers will be able to share with me my enjoyment of the book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Money Penny on December 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
Very interesting, I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this to parents and history buffs, and even teen who are interested in Mummy info.
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