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The Resource Eros on the Nile, Karol Myśliwiec ; translated from the Polish by Geoffrey L. Packer

Eros on the Nile, Karol Myśliwiec ; translated from the Polish by Geoffrey L. Packer

Label
Eros on the Nile
Title
Eros on the Nile
Statement of responsibility
Karol Myśliwiec ; translated from the Polish by Geoffrey L. Packer
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"Daily life in ancient Egypt was, according to Karol Mysliwiec, saturated with eroticism and much influenced by cult and magic as well. Ancient Egyptian religion, with its variety of gods living, feelings, and reacting much like mortals, is a valuable index of human lifestyles of the day. Eros on the Nile, which has more than a hundred illustrations, including nineteen in full color, addresses selected facets of the erotic concepts and practices of the ancient Egyptians, as recorded in art and literature; it also describes some recent archaeological discoveries by the author and his colleagues. Mysliwiec presents his theory about one on the most intriguing, mysterious hieroglyphic signs, representing a male face with female coloration." "Mysliwiec examines the cult of the king and his relationship to the gods as reflected in a legend depicting the royal child as the fruit of a relationship between a god and an earthly woman. He discusses in detail the special religious and political role of royal women, which found expression in the institution of the "god's wife," and describes and illustrates sexual episodes depicted in the Turin Papyrus, a unique document dating from the time of the New Kingdom (second millennium B.C.E.). Contrasting with the somewhat brutal naturalism of these scenes is the subtle sensuality of ancient Egyptian love poetry, excepts from which are quoted in the book."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
BDS
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Eros nad Nilem
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Myśliwiec, Karol
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Eros nad Nilem. 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Sex
  • Egypt
Label
Eros on the Nile, Karol Myśliwiec ; translated from the Polish by Geoffrey L. Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography. p. 157
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Major Theological Systems.
  • p. 4
  • 2.
  • Osiris in Myth and Cult.
  • p. 55
  • 3.
  • Apis and Other Sacred Bulls.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • Religious Aspects of Royal Power.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Religion and Magic in Daily Life.
  • p. 113
  • 6.
  • Sexual Life: Standards and Constraints.
  • p. 137
  • Chronological Table of Ancient Egypt.
  • p. 151
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 155
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 157
  • Illustration Sources.
  • p. 167
  • Index.
  • p. 169
Control code
18b19794332
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780715633021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
Label
Eros on the Nile, Karol Myśliwiec ; translated from the Polish by Geoffrey L. Packer
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography. p. 157
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Major Theological Systems.
  • p. 4
  • 2.
  • Osiris in Myth and Cult.
  • p. 55
  • 3.
  • Apis and Other Sacred Bulls.
  • p. 75
  • 4.
  • Religious Aspects of Royal Power.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Religion and Magic in Daily Life.
  • p. 113
  • 6.
  • Sexual Life: Standards and Constraints.
  • p. 137
  • Chronological Table of Ancient Egypt.
  • p. 151
  • Abbreviations.
  • p. 155
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 157
  • Illustration Sources.
  • p. 167
  • Index.
  • p. 169
Control code
18b19794332
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780715633021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map

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