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Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction

Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Very short introductions.
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The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination-mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured our imaginations for generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this once great civilization? In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw, one of the foremost authorities on Ancient Egypt, describes how our current ideas about Egypt  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shaw, Ian, 1961-
Ancient Egypt.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004050066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Shaw
ISBN: 9780191518133 0191518131 9780191776694 0191776696 9780191578403 0191578401 9786610753062 6610753067 9781429470070 1429470070
OCLC Number: 252626237
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : the story so far --
Discovering and inventing : constructing ancient Egypt --
History : building chronologies and writing histories --
Writing : the origins and implications of hieroglyphs --
Kingship : stereotyping and the "oriental despot" --
Identity : issues of ethnicity, race, and gender --
Death : mummification, dismemberment, and the cult of Osiris --
Religion : Egyptian gods and temples --
Egyptomania : the recycling and reinventing of Egypt's icons and images.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Ian Shaw.
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The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but  Read more...

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