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Ancient Egypt - A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Egypt - A Very Short Introduction
Borító: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9780192854193
Nyelv: angol
Méret: 111 * 174
Tömeg: 178 g
Oldalszám: 208
Megjelenés éve: 2004
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Ancient Egypt - A Very Short Introduction

The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this great civilization?

In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by
modern scientific and linguistic analyses. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, through such media as literature, cinema and contemporary art. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of ancient Egypt, from despotic pharaohs to dismembered bodies, and from hieroglyphs to animal-headed gods.

Table of Contents:
1: Introduction: the story so far
2: Discovering and inventing: constructing ancient Egypt
3: History: building chronologies and writing histories
4: Writing: the origins and implications of hieroglyphs
5: Kingship: stereotyping and the `oriental despot`
6: Identity: issues of ethnicity, race, and gender
7: Death: mummification, dismemberment, and the cult of Osiris
8: Religion: Egyptian gods and temples
9: Egyptomania: the recylcing and reinventing of Egypt`s icons and images
References
Further reading
Useful websites
Glossary
Timeline
Index

Author Information:
Ian Shaw studied Archaeology and Egyptology at Cambridge University from 1979 to 1983. He obtained his PhD (a study of the artefacts at el-Amarna) from Wolfson College, Cambridge University in 1987. From 1986 to 1990 he edited the ancient Egyptian section of the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. From 1990 to 1994, he undertook research into Egyptian quarrying and mining sites as a British Academy Research Fellow at New Hall, Cambridge. From 1995 to 2000 he was a Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is currently Lecturer in Classics and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool.




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