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Sphinx

Author : Christiane Zivie-Coche
ISBN : 0801489547
Genre : Art
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The sphinx is one of the most enigmatic and famous monuments of ancient Egypt. Commissioned by Chephren in the mid-3rd millennium BC as part of a funerary complex, this book traces the history of its construction, its function and religious significance, its relationship to other later sphinxes and its enduring symbolism. The arrival of Christianity really sealed the fate of the sphinx and Zivie-Coche continues the history of this monument through the Greco-Roman period and touches on the excavations carried out in and around the monument in the 20th century.

The Sphinx In The City

Author : Elizabeth Wilson
ISBN : 0520078640
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Adopting the guise of a flaneur, Wilson reconsiders the classical imagery of the city from the viewpoints of diverse groups of women: bourgeois wives, prostitutes, transvestite writers, and others. Its originality resides in its deft, consistently provocative interweaving of underground feminist discourses with the familiar, male-infected rhetorics of urban experience."--Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz

The Great Sphinx Of Giza The Pharaohs Eternal Guardian History Kids Books Children S Ancient History

Author : Baby Professor
ISBN : 9781541919211
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A sphinx is a mythical creature that has a human’s head and a lion’s body. In Ancient Egypt, the sphinx is believed to guard and protect the Pharaohs so it comes as no surprise that you will see its giant statue near a pyramid, a Pharaoh’s burial place. Learn more fun facts about the Great Sphinx of Giza. Grab a copy today!

Sphinx

Author : Robin Cook
ISBN : 9781447246473
Genre : Fiction
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A treasure more valuable than any of the glittering relics in the Valley of the Kings. Hidden for centuries . . . waiting to unleash its deadly curse. No one had known the great golden Pharaoh existed. Erica Baron, expert Egyptologist, is the first to recognize his dangerous beauty. And as others join the chase, she is the first to feel the fear . . . Fear of a Pharoah’s secrets. Fear of the greed and evil her discovery will unveil . . . ‘Master of the medical thriller’ New York Times

Sphinx

Author : T. S. Learner
ISBN : 9780748115006
Genre : Fiction
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Alexandria, Egypt, 1977. During a clandestine dive to an old shipwreck, archaeologist Isabella Warnock unearths an artefact unlike anything she has ever seen: an astrarium, a powerful ancient device rumoured to have shaped the destinies of pharaos and kings since the beginning of time. But her discovery comes at a terrible price, and it falls to her husband Oliver to keep the priceless object safe. Grief-stricken, Oliver refuses to believe in the astrarium's mysterious significance - until he finds himself up against someone willing to go to any lengths to obtain the powerful device. Catapulted into an extraordinary world of conspiracy and Egyptology, where age-old sorcery and ancient legends clash violently with modern-day ambitions and the gritty world of oil exploration, Oliver has little time to get the astrarium to safety, before he, too, pays with his life...

Book Of The Sphinx

Author : Willis Goth Regier
ISBN : 0803205260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature “the symbol of the symbolic itself.” With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination.

The Sphinx

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9789635272006
Genre : Fiction
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The Sphinx was written in the year 1846 by Edgar Allan Poe. This book is one of the most popular novels of Edgar Allan Poe, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Sphinx

Author : Anne Garreta
ISBN : 9781941920091
Genre : Fiction
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A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.

Sphinx

Author : London Convivium for Archetypal Studies
ISBN : UCAL:B5083270
Genre : Archetype (Psychology)
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The Sphinx Franklin Roosevelt The Isolationists And The Road To World War Ii

Author : Nicholas Wapshott
ISBN : 9780393245820
Genre : History
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Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war. May 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt—recently reelected to a second term as president—sat in the Oval Office and contemplated two possibilities: the rule of fascism overseas, and a third term. With Hitler's reach extending into Austria, and with the atrocities of World War I still fresh in the American memory, Roosevelt faced the question that would prove one of the most defining in American history: whether to once again go to war in Europe. In The Sphinx, Nicholas Wapshott recounts how an ambitious and resilient Roosevelt—nicknamed "the Sphinx" for his cunning, cryptic rapport with the press—devised and doggedly pursued a strategy to sway the American people to abandon isolationism and take up the mantle of the world's most powerful nation. Chief among Roosevelt’s antagonists was his friend Joseph P. Kennedy, a stock market magnate and the patriarch of what was to become one of the nation's most storied dynasties. Kennedy's financial, political, and personal interests aligned him with a war-weary American public, and he counted among his isolationist allies no less than Walt Disney, William Randolph Hearst, and Henry Ford—prominent businessmen who believed America had no business in conflicts across the Atlantic. The ensuing battle—waged with fiery rhetoric, agile diplomacy, media sabotage, and petty political antics—would land US troops in Europe within three years, secure Roosevelt's legacy, and set a standard for American military strategy for years to come. With millions of lives—and a future paradigm of foreign intervention—hanging in the balance, The Sphinx captures a political giant at the height of his powers and an American identity crisis that continues to this day.

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