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The Resource Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction, Ian Shaw

Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction, Ian Shaw

Label
Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction
Title
Ancient Egypt
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Ian Shaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ian Shaw describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on discoveries made by early Egyptologists, but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and linguistic analysis. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, through such media as literature, cinema, and contemporary art. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of ancient Egypt, from despotic pharaohs to dismembered bodies, and from hieroglyphs to animal-headed gods."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Shaw, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
113
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  • Egyptology
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction, Ian Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : the story so far.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Discovering and inventing : constructing ancient Egypt.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • History : building chronologies and writing histories.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Writing : the origins and implications of hieroglyphs.
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Kingship : stereotyping and the 'oriental despot'.
  • p. 82
  • 6.
  • Identity : issues of ethnicity, race, and gender.
  • p. 101
  • 7.
  • Death : mummification, dismemberment, and the cult of Osiris.
  • p. 113
  • 8.
  • Religion : Egyptian gods and temples.
  • p. 126
  • 9.
  • Egyptomania : the recycling and reinventing of Egypt's icons and images.
  • p. 137
Control code
l82004050066
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780192854193
Lccn
2004050066
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Ancient Egypt : a very short introduction, Ian Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction : the story so far.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Discovering and inventing : constructing ancient Egypt.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • History : building chronologies and writing histories.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Writing : the origins and implications of hieroglyphs.
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Kingship : stereotyping and the 'oriental despot'.
  • p. 82
  • 6.
  • Identity : issues of ethnicity, race, and gender.
  • p. 101
  • 7.
  • Death : mummification, dismemberment, and the cult of Osiris.
  • p. 113
  • 8.
  • Religion : Egyptian gods and temples.
  • p. 126
  • 9.
  • Egyptomania : the recycling and reinventing of Egypt's icons and images.
  • p. 137
Control code
l82004050066
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780192854193
Lccn
2004050066
Other physical details
ill.

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