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Magic in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2
     

Magic in Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

by Geraldine Pinch
 

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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

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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:
1,319,431
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

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