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Description - Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Geraldine Pinch

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 on papyrus 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192803467
ISBN-10: 0192803468
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 113mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geraldine Pinch

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 of The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, and is the author of several books and articles on Egyptian myth, magic, and religion.

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