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The Resource Egyptian myth : a very short introduction, Geraldine Pinch

Egyptian myth : a very short introduction, Geraldine Pinch

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Egyptian myth : a very short introduction
Title
Egyptian myth
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Pinch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Egyptian myths articulated the core values of one of the longest lasting civilizations in history, and myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary cultures and became part of the Western cultural heritage. Egyptian Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explains the cultural and historical background to the fascinating and complex world of Egyptian myth, with each chapter dealing with a particular theme. To show the variety of source material for Egyptian myth, each chapter features a particular object-such as the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle, a golden statue of Tutankhamen, and a papyrus containing a story in which the Egyptian gods behave outrageously-which is illustrated by a photograph or line-drawing. The myth "The Contendings of Horus and Seth" is looked at in detail, and the many interpretations it has provoked are examined. In addition to a list of major deities and myths, there are explanations of related topics such as how hieroglyphs work, royal names and titles, and the Egyptian cosmos. There is also a timeline of Egyptian history, a glossary of technical terms and an up-to-date bibliography
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Cataloging source
EQO
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Pinch, Geraldine
Dewey number
398.20932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2441.3
LC item number
.P55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introduction
Series volume
106
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  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Oudheid
  • Mythologie
  • Mythologie
  • Ägypten (Altertum)
Label
Egyptian myth : a very short introduction, Geraldine Pinch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Myth of Egypt: imagined Egypt's -- 2: Divine words: language and myth -- 3: Gods themselves: deities and myth -- 4: Beautiful moment: creation myths -- 5: Black land, red land: the landscapes of myth -- 6: Lord of the two lands: myths and nationhood -- 7: Big fight: conflict and reconciliation -- 8: Eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences -- 9: Personal myths: myth and popular religion -- 10: Blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death -- Notes -- Further reading -- Timeline -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
55523873
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780192803467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004301675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55523873
Label
Egyptian myth : a very short introduction, Geraldine Pinch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Myth of Egypt: imagined Egypt's -- 2: Divine words: language and myth -- 3: Gods themselves: deities and myth -- 4: Beautiful moment: creation myths -- 5: Black land, red land: the landscapes of myth -- 6: Lord of the two lands: myths and nationhood -- 7: Big fight: conflict and reconciliation -- 8: Eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences -- 9: Personal myths: myth and popular religion -- 10: Blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death -- Notes -- Further reading -- Timeline -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
55523873
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780192803467
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004301675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55523873

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