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Egyptian Myth
by Geraldine Pinch


Overview - Egyptian art, literature and architecture all widely feature representations and scenes from Egyptian mythology and cosmology. This short introduction to Egyptian myth looks at concepts of what myths were, how they were used in Egyptian culture and how influential they became in society as a whole.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Egyptian art, literature and architecture all widely feature representations and scenes from Egyptian mythology and cosmology. This short introduction to Egyptian myth looks at concepts of what myths were, how they were used in Egyptian culture and how influential they became in society as a whole. Here we are introduced to the major deities and their world, to the rituals ascribed to them and how they figured iin contemporary culture. Each theme is formed around a central artefact such as Cleopatra's Needle, or a particular sculpture or stele.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192803467
  • ISBN-10: 0192803468
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: July 2004
  • Page Count: 143
  • Dimensions: 6.84 x 4.42 x 0.39 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.32 pounds

Series: Very Short Introductions

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Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology
Books > History > Ancient - Egypt

 
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