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The 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. In this book, Geraldine Pinch examines the connections between myth and magic and the deities--such as the goddess Isis, and the protective lion-demon Bes--who had special magical importance. She discusses the techniques of 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, Dr. Pinch shows how elements and influences from Egyptian magic survived in or were taken up by later societies, right down to our own century.

Paperback:

9780292722620 | Revised edition (Univ of Texas Pr, March 1, 2010), cover price $24.95
9780292765597 | 1 edition (Univ of Texas Pr, March 1, 1995), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic.
9780714119366 | British Museum Pubns Ltd, December 30, 1994, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic, with religion, medicine, technology and magic co-existing in Egypt without apparent conflict.

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Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

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9781576072424 | Abc-Clio Inc, September 1, 2002, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

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