Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

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by Ian Shaw
     
 

This is indeed a very short introduction. Ian Shaw expertly and clearly packs a mass of information about ancient Egypt, Egyptology and the Egyptian legacy into a little paperback that would fit into your pocket. Small it might be, but it definitely provides food for thought.See more details below

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This is indeed a very short introduction. Ian Shaw expertly and clearly packs a mass of information about ancient Egypt, Egyptology and the Egyptian legacy into a little paperback that would fit into your pocket. Small it might be, but it definitely provides food for thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192854193
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
305,940
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the story so far1
2Discovering and inventing : constructing ancient Egypt29
3History : building chronologies and writing histories48
4Writing : the origins and implications of hieroglyphs72
5Kingship : stereotyping and the 'oriental despot'82
6Identity : issues of ethnicity, race, and gender101
7Death : mummification, dismemberment, and the cult of Osiris113
8Religion : Egyptian gods and temples126
9Egyptomania : the recycling and reinventing of Egypt's icons and images137

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