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2. Hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language

2. Hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0002
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9780192805027
The rise of a unified state in Egypt may have prompted the development of a writing system to makes records for the benefit of royalty. From the very beginning there was a difference ... More
4. ‘I know you, I know your names’ Coffin Texts, Spell 407

4. ‘I know you, I know your names’ Coffin Texts, Spell 407  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0004
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The name of a person in Ancient Egypt was believed to contain the essence of that person. The knowledge of the name could bring to light the being of that individual, for either good or ... More
5. Kingship: stereotyping and the ‘oriental despot’

5. Kingship: stereotyping and the ‘oriental despot’  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0005
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A theme that keeps appearing in Egyptological studies is the nature of the Egyptian king, and especially his relationship with his subjects and the Egyptian pantheon. ‘Kingship: ... More
5. Scribes and everyday writing

5. Scribes and everyday writing  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0005
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9780192805027
Creating hieroglyphic text was a highly-valued skill. It involved many different artists: scribes, craftsmen, draftsmen, and sculptors. ‘Scribe and everyday writing’ looks at the people who ... More
2. Discovering and inventing: constructing ancient Egypt

2. Discovering and inventing: constructing ancient Egypt  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776694
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0002
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9780192854193
Historically, Egyptology is rich in data, and Egyptologists have tended to be data-hungry. A constant succession of new discoveries has ensured that the evidence itself has been increasing ... More
6. Identity: issues of ethnicity, race, and gender

6. Identity: issues of ethnicity, race, and gender  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776694
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0006
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Questions of identity pervade the subject of Egyptology. What was it like to be an ancient Egyptian? How did they distinguish themselves from their neighbouring nations? ‘Identity: issues ... More
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Shaw

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Jul 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.001.0001
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9780192854193
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on ... More
Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction  

Penelope Wilson

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.001.0001
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9780192805027
Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction explores the cultural significance of this script with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography and the continuing ... More
7. Hieroglyphs in the modern world

7. Hieroglyphs in the modern world  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0007
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What place do hieroglyphs have in the world today? ‘Hieroglyphs in the modern world’ analyses this question in terms of desire to further our current understanding of the script and ... More
11. The pertinence of the New Testament

11. The pertinence of the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0011
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9780199735709
‘The pertinence of the New Testament’ argues that The New Testament, for all its manifold and manifest faults, retains the capacity to stir human hearts, transform human freedom, and ... More
2. The New Testament and history

2. The New Testament and history  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0002
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‘The New Testament and history’ examines the historical context of the New Testament. Christianity and its earliest compositions appeared in a time and place for which there is abundant ... More
3. Hieroglyphs and art

3. Hieroglyphs and art  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2004
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eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0003
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9780192805027
Hieroglyphs were for the gods and elite. They were used to express the special relationship between the two. They provided an exalted mode of communication within a formal ritualistic ... More
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Luke Timothy Johnson

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.001.0001
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9780199735709
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction locates the New Testament in its historical and literary context and explains why the religious experiences of the first Christians ... More
5. The Bible and its Critics

5. The Bible and its Critics  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0005
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9780192853431
‘The Bible and its Critics’ does not look at the interpretation of one single passage but instead examines the development of biblical criticism. Such criticism stems from different ... More
6. The Synoptic Gospels

6. The Synoptic Gospels  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0006
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9780199735709
‘The Synoptic Gospels’ examines the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke. A sense of each Gospel's distinctive rendering within the same frame of reference can be gained by observing the ... More
The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael D. Coogan

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.001.0001
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9780195305050
The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the ... More
3. The Old Testament and history

3. The Old Testament and history  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0003
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9780195305050
‘The Old Testament and history’ examines the narrative framework of the Old Testament, which until the Enlightenment was considered historical in that it was accepted as an accurate ... More
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Linda Woodhead

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.001.0001
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9780199687749
At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's ... More

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