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Title:
Magic and mystery in ancient Egypt
Author:
Jacq, Christian.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Monde magique de l'Egypte ancienne
Publication Information:
London : Souvenir Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
187 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
Retitled with revised translation.

"First published in France under the title Le Monde magique de l'Egypte ancienne."
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780285634626
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library BF1591 .J3214 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Folklore, temple and tomb paintings, and hieroglyphic texts are drawn upon to explore the potent and pervading legacy of magic and ritual in ancient Egypt, a legacy that has survived to the present day. To the Egyptians, magic was an exact science with rules that were necessarily observed to placate the gods, ensure good fortune, cure the sick, and guarantee a safe passage through the underworld. This book provides insight into the full meaning of rituals that were designed to ensure health and happiness, preserve life, and smooth the moments of passage--birth, marriage, death, and the continuum of years.


Author Notes

Christian Jacq is the author of the international bestselling four-volume Rames series, which sold over 11 million copies in 29 countries.

He is the founder and director of the Rames Institute, which is dedicated to preserving the endangered archaeological sites of Egypt.

Jacq lives in Switzerland.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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