Magic in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

Magic in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

by Geraldine Pinch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292722621

ISBN-13: 9780292722620

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: University of Texas Press

The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology and what we would call magic co-existed without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and 'practical' remedies to be used side by side. In this newly updated edition, Dr Pinch examines the connections between myth and magic, and the deities such…  See more details below

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The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology and what we would call magic co-existed without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and 'practical' remedies to be used side by side. In this newly updated edition, Dr Pinch examines the connections between myth and magic, and the deities such as Bes and Isis who had special magical importance. She discusses the techniques of magic, its practitioners and the surviving magical texts, as well as the objects which were used in magic: figurines, statues, amulets and wands. Finally, she shows how the influence of Egyptian magic has continued right up to the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292722620
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,375,326
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements7
1Egyptian Magic9
2Myth and Magic18
3Demons and Spirits33
4Magicians and Priests47
5Written Magic61
6Magical Techniques76
7Magic Figurines and Statues90
8Amulets104
9Fertility Magic120
10Medicine and Magic133
11Magic and the Dead147
12The Legacy of Egyptian Magic161
Glossary179
Notes181
Bibliography183
Illustration Acknowledgements186
Index187

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