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    DescriptionThe Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology, and what we would call magic coexisted without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and "practical" remedies for illness, for example, to be used side-by-side. Everyone resorted to magic, from the pharaoh guarding his country with elaborate magical rituals to the expectant mother wearing amulets to safeguard her unborn child. Magic in Ancient Egypt examines the fascinating connections between myth and magic, and the deities such as Bes and Isis who had special magical importance. Geraldine Pinch discusses the techniques for magic, its practitioners, and the surviving magical texts, as well as the objects that were used in magic--figurines, statues, amulets, and wands. She devotes a chapter to medicine and magic, and one to magic and the dead. Finally, she shows how elements and influences from Egyptian magic survived in or were taken up by later societies, right up to the twenty-first century.


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    Title
    Magic in Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Egyptologist Geraldine Pinch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292722620
    ISBN 10: 0292722621
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
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    BISAC V2.8: OCC028000
    DC21: 133.430932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13364000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 133.430932, 133.4/30932
    LC classification: BF1591 .P56 2009
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX