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Egyptian Myth: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0192803468

ISBN-13: 9780192803467

Edition: 2004

Authors: Geraldine Pinch

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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 Tutankhamun, and a papyrus containing a story in which the Egyptian gods behave outrageously--which is…    
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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 4.29" wide x 7.05" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

List of illustrations
The myth of Egypt: imagined Egypts
Divine words: language and myth
The gods themselves: deities and myth
The beautiful moment: creation myths
Black Land, Red Land: the landscapes of myth
Lord of the Two Lands: myths of nationhood
The big fight: conflict and reconciliation
The eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences
Personal myths: myth and popular religion
The blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death
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