Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

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by Ian Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192854194

ISBN-13: 9780192854193

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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. Thematic sections discuss the evidence for, and the significance of, hieroglyphs, kingship,…  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. Thematic sections discuss the evidence for, and the significance of, hieroglyphs, kingship, ethnic identity, funerary rituals and religion while other sections examine the reconstruction of ancient Egypt in historiography since the Greek period, the sources and the reinvention of Egyptian images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192854193
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
564,466
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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