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4. The beautiful moment: creation myths

4. The beautiful moment: creation myths  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192803467
Egyptologists and theologians have always been fascinated by the Shabaquo Stone which preserves the contents of a scroll. The text of this scroll is the Memphite Theology and is a major ... More
5. Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry

5. Rhetoric, poetics, and poetry  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199691340
‘Rhetoric, poetics and poetry’ explores these literary effects with examples. Poetry is closely allied to rhetoric — the study of the persuasive and expressive resources of language. Poetry ... More
4. Thinking about war

4. Thinking about war  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0004
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9780192804709
The thinkers of the classical world were very concerned with war, ideas on the reasons for war, its justifications, and its accepted limits. ‘Thinking about war’ considers what these ... More
9. Writing goes electronic

9. Writing goes electronic  

Andrew Robinson

in Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777509
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.003.0009
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9780199567782
Electronic writing whether in English, Chinese, Japanese or German, uses the concepts of phoneticism, logography, rebus, and abbreviation, techniques used in ancient Mesopotamia. Computing ... More
3. Mythologist

3. Mythologist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192801593
‘Mythologist’ asks: What does Barthes mean by ‘myth’? In many cases, as he reveals the ideological implications of what seems natural, ‘myth’ means a delusion to be exposed. Barthes writes ... More
1. ‘At my signal unleash hell’: the Western Way of War?

1. ‘At my signal unleash hell’: the Western Way of War?  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776045
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192804709
Popular culture depicts the Romans fighting the ‘Western Way of War’ where the aim is an open, decisive battle, which is won with courage and discipline. The other side are portrayed as ... More
2. Hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language

2. Hieroglyphic script and Egyptian language  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
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
Introduction

Introduction  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0001
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9780199651368
The ‘Introduction’ shows that rhetoric is a foundation-stone of civil society and an essential part of the democratic process. It introduces readers to the tools they need both to develop a ... More
2. Development and diffusion of writing

2. Development and diffusion of writing  

Andrew Robinson

in Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777509
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.003.0002
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9780199567782
After writing had been ‘invented’ in Mesopotamia, or Egypt, it diffused across the world. Did it go eastwards to India, China, and Japan? Did it go westwards to Europe and Meso-America? Or ... More
Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction  

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658770.001.0001
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9780199658770
The story of modern drama is a tale of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and contrarianism. Spanning 1880 to the present, Modern Drama: A Very ... More
8. Hedonist

8. Hedonist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0008
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9780192801593
‘Hedonist’ examines the role of pleasure in Barthes's writings. Barthes's revival of hedonism may be his most difficult project to assess, yet it continues to challenge intellectual ... More
7. Translation

7. Translation  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0008
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9780192801821
‘Translation’ argues that nothing comes closer to the central activity and political dynamic of postcolonialism than the concept of translation. To translate a text from one language to ... More
New light on the Hebrew Bible

New light on the Hebrew Bible  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0004
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‘New light on the Hebrew Bible’ investigates what the Dead Sea Scrolls can tell us about the textual diversity and canonicity of the Hebrew Bible. Before the scrolls were discovered, Hebrew ... More
9. Egyptomania: the recycling and reinventing of Egypt's icons and images

9. Egyptomania: the recycling and reinventing of Egypt's icons and images  

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/9780192854193.003.0009
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9780192854193
Egyptologists analyse and interpret raw data, and from this they often produce images of the past that subconsciously reflect their own contemporary social and political context. ... More
6. The decipherment of Egyptian

6. The decipherment of Egyptian  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0006
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chapter
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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
Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction  

Penelope Wilson

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.001.0001
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book
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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
2. Divine words: language and myth

2. Divine words: language and myth  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192803467
Knowledge of Egyptian mythology has come together from many different sources written at different times and in different languages and scripts. ‘Divine words: language and myth’ looks at ... More
Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Robinson

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777509
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199567782.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199567782
Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction explains how early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and Chinese characters. ... More
Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Barthes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Culler

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801593
Roland Barthes: A Very Short Introduction elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes, whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world ... More

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