Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press, Oxford


This book is part of the famous Oxford University `Very Short Introduction’ series which aims to help people find their way into new subjects. No prior knowledge is assumed. The fascinating world of Egyptian myth is explored by looking at ten ancient objects. These include an obelisk which has ended up a long way from home, a golden statuette of Tutankhamun, and a papyrus which contains a scandalous story of gods behaving badly. The reader is taken on a journey through the distant past and shown how the myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary cultures and have become part of our modern cultural heritage.

`A masterly, clear, and concise account of a complex subject.’
– Professor Richard Parkinson, Oxford University.

Geraldine Pinch