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3. The gods themselves: deities and myth

3. The gods themselves: deities and myth  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0004
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9780192803467
Ancient Egyptian deities are more famous for the artistic depictions of them than mythological ones. Egyptian art is often misunderstood. The dominance of royalty in art is seen as ... More
1. The myth of Egypt: imagined Egypts

1. The myth of Egypt: imagined Egypts  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0002
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The Egyptians were gifted at creating striking visible symbols to illustrate complex ideas. An obelisk, such as Cleopatra's needle, is a sculptural representation of a mythological place ... 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
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9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0004
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9780192805027
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
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine Pinch

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.001.0001
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9780192803467
Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects on Egyptian mythology, from Cleopatra's ... 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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0002
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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
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
eISBN: 
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
6. The decipherment of Egyptian

6. The decipherment of Egyptian  

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/9780192805027.003.0006
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9780192805027
Scholars have been trying to decipher hieroglyphs since they were first discovered. ‘The decipherment of Egyptian’ charts the history of the various attempts from the 17th century onwards ... More
1. Introduction: the story so far

1. Introduction: the story so far  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192854193
In 1898, the Narmer Palette was uncovered, one of the few surviving artefacts from the Nile Valley. It is an iconic example of an artefact from which a vast amount of information about ... More
3. History: building chronologies and writing histories

3. History: building chronologies and writing histories  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0003
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9780192854193
Modern researchers view the chronological context of finds very differently from Egyptologists of the past. Many modern Egyptologists now use explicitly anthropological approaches to the ... More
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian Shaw

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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

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