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Author Pinch, Geraldine.

Title Egyptian myth : a very short introduction / Geraldine Pinch
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004


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 W'BOOL  398.20932 Pin/Ema  AVAILABLE
Description 143 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series Very short introduction ; 106
Very short introductions ; 106
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. The Myth of Egypt (Imagined Egypts) -- Key object - Cleopatra's Needle -- 2. Words of the gods (Myth and Language) -- Key object - The Metternich Stela -- 3. Millions of Gods (Deities and Myth) -- Key object - Statue of King Amenhotep III with Sobek-Ra -- 4. The Beautiful Moment (Creation Myths) -- Key object - The Shabaqo Stone -- 5. Everything Which the Sun Encircles (The Landscape of Egyptian Myth) -- Key object - Coffin painted with underworld map -- 6. Lord of the Two Lands -- Key object - Statuette of Tutankhamum as Horus the Hunter -- 7. The Big Fight (Conflict and Reconciliation) -- Key object - Papyrus Chester Beatty I -- 8. The Cosmic Eye (Myth and Symbolism) -- Key object - 'Sacred eye' Amulet -- 9. Personal Myths (Myth and Popular Religion) -- Key object - Ivory 'Magic Wand' -- 10. The Return of the Mummy -- Key object - Corn Mummy -- Timeline of Egyptian History -- Suggested further reading
Summary The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
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Subject Mythology, Egyptian.
LC no. 2004301675
ISBN 0192803468