Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Geraldine PinchEgyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Geraldine Pinch

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

byGeraldine Pinch

Paperback | May 20, 2004

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The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new 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 onpapyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how have they been interpreted? The reader is taken on an exciting journey through the distant past, and shown how myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary culture and have become part of our cultural heritage.
Geraldine Pinch has degrees in Egyptology from Oxford and Cambridge, and has given courses and seminars in Ancient Egyptian civilization and religion at both universities. She has served on the council of the Egypt Exploration Society and on the editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. She is now on the editorial board ...
Title:Egyptian Myth: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 7.05 × 4.29 × 0.4 inPublished:May 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803468

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Table of Contents

1. The Myth of Egypt (Imagined Egypts)Key object - Cleopatra's Needle2. Words of the gods (Myth and Language)Key object - The Metternich Stela3. Millions of Gods (Deities and Myth)Key object - Statue of King Amenhotep III with Sobek-Ra4. The Beautiful Moment (Creation Myths)Key object - The Shabaqo Stone5. Everything Which the Sun Encircles (The Landscape of Egyptian Myth)Key object - Coffin painted with underworld map6. Lord of the Two LandsKey object - Statuette of Tutankhamum as Horus the Hunter7. The Big Fight (Conflict and Reconciliation)Key object - Papyrus Chester Beatty I8. The Cosmic Eye (Myth and Symbolism)Key object - 'Sacred eye' Amulet9. Personal Myths (Myth and Popular Religion)Key object - Ivory 'Magic Wand'10. The Return of the MummyKey object - Corn MummyTimeline of Egyptian HistorySuggested further reading

Editorial Reviews

`a masterly, clear, and concise account of a complex subject'Dr Richard Parkinson, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum