Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction
by Ian Shaw
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Ancient Egyptians are a enduring source of fascination – mummies and pyramids, spells and rituals have captured the imagination of generationsWe all have a mental image of ancient Egypt, but is it the right oneHow much do we really know about this great civilizationIn this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the experience of the discoveries made by early Egyptologists, but also fascinating new types of evidence produced by modern scientists and linguistic analyses.It also explores the evolution of the influence on our responses to these discoveries, through media such as literature, film and contemporary art.Each chapter deals with a different aspect of ancient Egypt, despotic pharaohs of dismembered bodies, and hieroglyphs for animals, gods with headsABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Presentations in the Oxford University Press series contains hundreds of titles in almost every fieldThese paperback books are the ideal way to get in advance into a new topic quicklyOur experts and authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas and enthusiasm to make it interesting and stimulating topics very readable.
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