Egyptian Mythology

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Gr 6-8-The preface of this series entry offers a concise introduction to ancient Egyptian society, tracing its development from two cultures into two kingdoms and eventually one country. The chapters that follow cover eight individual myths beginning with "The Creation of the Gods and Humans" and ending with "The Shipwrecked Sailor." Some of the retellings read more like folktales than myths, but all are illustrative of ancient Egyptian culture. Each myth is prefaced by an introduction and followed by a question-and-answer section as well as one to two pages of "Expert Commentary" that quotes scholarly sources (referenced in endnotes) on the myths. The brief glossary is almost redundant as difficult words are defined in brackets throughout the text. Black-and-white sketches, occasionally cartoonlike, complement the clear, readable text.-John Palmer, Bryan & College Station Library System, Bryan, TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420507454
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Series: Mythology and Culture Worldwide Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 511,986
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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