Počet strán: 192 Väzba: mäkká, brožovaná EAN: 9780192854193 Jazyk: anglický Pôvodný názov: Ancient egypt 112 ISBN: 0192854194 Dátum vydania: 1. januára 2004 Rok vydania originálu: 2004 Vydavateľstvo:Oxford University Press Rozmery: 1 cm x 11,5 cm x 17,5 cm
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.