Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) characters ✓ eBook PDF or Kindle ePUB

read Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Egyptian myths articulated the core values of one of the longest lasting civilizations in history and myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporNdings of Horus and Seth is looked at in detail and the many interpretations it has provoked are examined In addition to a list of major deities and myths there are explanations of related topics such as how hieroglyphs work royal names and titles and the Egyptian cosmos There is also a timeline of Egyptian history a glossary of technical terms and an up to date bibliograp. As far as the Very Short Introduction series goes this book is rather weak The text felt like a series of lecture notes rather than a fully developed narrative Content was rather good but not suitable for an introduction as the cursory nature of the material reuires the reader to expand the material hisherself

download Ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB » Geraldine Pinch

H each chapter dealing with a particular themeTo show the variety of source material for Egyptian myth each chapter features a particular object such as the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle a golden statue of Tutankhamun and a papyrus containing a story in which the Egyptian gods behave outrageously which is illustrated by a photograph or line drawing The myth The Conte. A few years ago when the California Academy of Sciences was still in its temporary space on Howard St in downtown San Francisco I went there periodically to meet with arachnology curator Charles Griswold who was on my thesis committee This involved coming and going through the Montgomery BART station on top of which is a toy store One day I spotted some funny Ancient Egypt themed finger puppets in the window of this toy store so I picked some up without really understanding why A few years later I decided that the reason that I'd bought them was to make a funny video with them A couple of weeks ago I decided that it was time to make this video so I got out this book to make sure I understood what these figures Toth Anubis Ramses and Horus who actually looks like a penguin than a hawk represented to the Ancient Egyptians Unfortunately it turns out that this was a delusional goal if one common in the west due to our having inherited mythology from the Greeks; We can be forgiven for expecting a mythologizing Egyptian to resemble a mythologizing Greek but it still ain't so Fortunately I now have an enriched view of Egyptian myth as well as a richer if less simple understanding of whowhat Toth Anubis Ramses and Horus were Unfortunately it's going to be a while before I figure out how to make a funny video out of this enriched view Fortunately it will be totally appropriate to use my Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung finger puppets when I do Minus one star for no dinosaurs

Geraldine Pinch » 7 free download

Egyptian Myth A Very Short Introduction Very Short IntroductionsEgyptian myths articulated the core values of one of the longest lasting civilizations in history and myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary cultures and became part of the Western cultural heritage Egyptian Mythology A Very Short Introduction explains the cultural and historical background to the fascinating and complex world of Egyptian myth wit. it was a great bookfirst thing first I guess it needed picture the subject of the book and chapters reuired it to contain pictures and the author sticking with the the one picture for every chapter rule of herself didn't really worked out you have to Google different things you encounter in the book for further understandingGeraldine Pinch is a great Egyptologist and a very open minded person her approaches in the book was really appealingthe starting of the book was very strong and great she discusses history methodology interpretations and other things in this bookit was organized subjectively rather than chronologically in my opinion the chapters of the book were not very well selected for an Introduction book the book could have emphasized on the gods and stories but it sometime jump from them rather too uickly to get to other pointsbut after all it probably was one of the best book of this year for meI totally recommend it to the people who want to get familiar with great and ancient Egyptian history and mythology