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    Eros on the Nile (Hardback)(English / Polish) By (author) Karol Mysliwiec, Translated by Geoffrey L. Packer

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    DescriptionDaily life in ancient Egypt was, according to Karol Mysliwiec, saturated with eroticism and much influenced by cult and magic as well. Ancient Egyptian religion, with its variety of gods living, feeling, and reacting much like mortals, he says, is a valuable index of human lifestyles of the day. "Eros on the Nile, which has more than a hundred illustrations, including nineteen in full color, addresses selected facets of the erotic concepts and practices of the ancient Egyptians, as recorded in art and literature; it also includes some recent archaeological discoveries by the author and his colleagues. Mysliwiec presents his theory about one of the most intriguing, mysterious hieroglyphic signs, representing a male face with female coloration. Mysliwiec examines the cult of the king and his relationship to the gods as reflected in a legend depicting the royal child as the fruit of a relationship between a god and an earthly woman. He discusses in detail the special religious and political role of royal women, which found expression in the institution of the "god's wife" and describes and illustrates sexual episodes depicted in the "Turin Papyrus," a unique document dating from the times of the New Kingdom (Second Millennium B.C.E.). Contrasting with the somewhat brutal naturalism of these scenes is the subtle sensuality of Ancient Egyptian love poetry, excerpts from which are quoted in the book.

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    Eros on the Nile
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karol Mysliwiec, Translated by Geoffrey L. Packer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801440007
    ISBN 10: 0801440009

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JHBT, JHMC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, ART015000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299.31
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299/.31
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HQ458
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL2443 .M9713 2004
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHB, NHC, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    1 map, 74 halftones, 22 line drawings
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    19 February 2004
    Publication City/Country