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10. The blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death

10. The blessing of the mummy: the mythology of death  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0011
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The culture of mythology of Ancient Egypt provides a different source of inspiration to modern culture than that of Ancient Greece. This is mostly for horror stories, such as the notion of ... More
8. The eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences

8. The eyes of heaven: pairs and sequences  

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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0009
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The ‘sacred eye’ of Egypt brings together the two most important elements in Egyptian religion: the solar cult and the Osiris cult. The sacred eye is now one of the best known symbols of ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0001
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What is a myth? It is made up of three dimensions: lore, ideology, and pleasure. Scholars have come up with many definitions of a myth. The Introduction looks at what a myth is and its ... More
6. Semiologist

6. Semiologist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0006
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9780192801593
‘Semiologist’ explains how in Mythologies Barthes discovered that various linguistic terms could give him a new perspective on cultural phenomena, and he enthusiastically embraced the ... More
3. Mythologist

3. Mythologist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0003
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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. Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade

1. Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776038
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0001
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‘Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade’ charts the Marquis de Sade's early life and influences including his childhood, his military career, his life of pleasure in Paris, his time in ... More
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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0004
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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
4. Modernism and politics

4. Modernism and politics  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191775963
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0004
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9780192804419
The surrealist movement was beset by doctrinal divisions and denunciations by manifesto and changes in grouping of immense complication. ‘Modernism and politics’ looks at the complicated ... More
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Modernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191775963
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.001.0001
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book
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9780192804419
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction examines how and why modernism began, what it is, how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Modernism ... More
Introduction. Theories of Myth

Introduction. Theories of Myth  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191792328
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction’ examines and compares modern theories of myth by applying them to the famous myth of Adonis. It is only in the modern era—specifically, only since the second half of the ... More
2. Myth and philosophy

2. Myth and philosophy  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191792328
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0003
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‘Myth and philosophy’ examines the many positions held on the relationship between myth and philosophy: that myth is part of philosophy, that myth is philosophy, that philosophy is myth, ... More
4. Myth and ritual

4. Myth and ritual  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191792328
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0005
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‘Myth and ritual’ explores the myth-ritualist theory, which proposes myth does not stand by itself, but is tied to ritual. Myth is not just a statement but an action. Whatever the tie ... More
6. Myth and psychology

6. Myth and psychology  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191792328
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0007
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‘Myth and psychology’ explains how, in psychology, the theories of Sigmund Freud and of Carl Jung have almost monopolized the study of myth. They both parallel myths to dreams. Freud ... More
3. Multilingualism, myth, and controversies

3. Multilingualism, myth, and controversies  

John C. Maher

in Multilingualism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191792465
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724995.003.0003
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9780198724995
Analysing people’s beliefs about language is important for education and for our common understanding about how language works. ‘Multilingualism, myth, and controversies’ considers six ... 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
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9780191775802
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0002
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9780192803467
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. The beautiful moment: creation myths

4. The beautiful moment: creation myths  

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/9780192803467.003.0005
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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. Black Land, Red Land: the landscapes of myth

5. Black Land, Red Land: the landscapes of 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
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0006
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9780192803467
Modern Egypt may be around 90% desert, but until the 5th millennium bc the Nile Valley was a big swamp and the uplands was a vast savannah. The Ancient Egyptians were hunters and ... More
2. Modernist movements and cultural tradition

2. Modernist movements and cultural tradition  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191775963
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0002
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9780192804419
We can learn more about the arts of a particular era by the interactions between the artists, writers, and musicians than we can by reading an art movement's manifesto. ‘Modernist movements ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777196
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0001
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9780199298020
In the modern world, there is no escape from sex: we are bombarded by role models and advice on intimate relationships. Sexual imagery sells and it is now everywhere. The Introduction looks ... More
4. The Old Testament and myth

4. The Old Testament and myth  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0004
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9780195305050
‘The Old Testament and myth’ explains how in the Old Testament myth and history are not necessarily unrelated genres. Myths of origin and the myth of the Flood are discussed. History had a ... More

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