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Pinch, Geraldine

Overview
Works: 18 works in 84 publications in 4 languages and 4,581 library holdings
Genres: History  Computer animation films  Experimental films  Animated films  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BL2441.3, 133.430932
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Most widely held works by Geraldine Pinch
Egyptian myth : a very short introduction by Geraldine Pinch( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Egyptian myths articulated the core values of one of the longest lasting civilizations in history, and myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary cultures and became part of the Western cultural heritage. Egyptian Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explains the cultural and historical background to the fascinating and complex world of Egyptian myth, with each chapter dealing with a particular theme. To show the variety of source material for Egyptian myth, each chapter features a particular object-such as the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle, a golden statue of Tutankhamen, and a papyrus containing a story in which the Egyptian gods behave outrageously-which is illustrated by a photograph or line-drawing. The myth "The Contendings of Horus and Seth" is looked at in detail, and the many interpretations it has provoked are examined. In addition to a list of major deities and myths, there are explanations of related topics such as how hieroglyphs work, royal names and titles, and the Egyptian cosmos. There is also a timeline of Egyptian history, a glossary of technical terms and an up-to-date bibliography
Handbook of Egyptian mythology by Geraldine Pinch( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs
Magic in ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the connections between myth and magic and the deities who had special magical importance. Discusses the techniques of magic, its practitioners, and the surviving magical texts, as well as the objects that were used in magic
Egyptian mythology : a guide to the gods, goddesses, and traditions of ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian mythology spanning ancient Egyptian culture from 3200 BC to AD 400. Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often-misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture (ca. 3200 BC to AD 400), the handbook of Egyptian mythology is the only complete survey of Egyptian mythology of its kind available in English
A guide to the gods, goddesses and traditions of ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian myth : a very short introduction by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zou jin ai ji shen hua by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Kingdom votive offerings to Hathor by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offerings to Hathor by Geraldine Pinch( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Egyptian myth by Geraldine Pinch( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Childbirth and female figurines at Deir el-Medina and el-'Amarna by Geraldine Pinch( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unfinished journey /a history of our time : america since world war 2 by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Votive offerings to Hathor in New Kingdom temples by Geraldine Pinch( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction (Very short introduction ; 106) by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Magic in ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ra, the path of the Sun God : a vision of ancient Egypt by Lesley Keen-C̆ulíková( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An exploration of ancient Egyptian mythology and belief using appropriate animation techniques and evocative music, sound effects and narration. Retells in three parts, the creation of Egypt and the Gods, the life of the Divine Pharoah, the death of the Pharoah and his journey through the Underworld
Childbirth and female figurines at Deir el-Medina and el-'Amarna by Geraldine Pinch( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Votive Practices by Geraldine Pinch( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ancient Egyptian practice of dedicating small objects to deities as a means of establishing a lasting, personal relationship between deity and donor is well known. The dedication of votive objects in sacred areas such as temples, shrines, and cemeteries was an optional practice for which there is sporadic archaeological evidence. Large deposits of Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom votive offerings have been recovered from numerous sites throughout Egypt. There is no clear Middle Kingdom evidence that people were allowed to dedicate votive offerings in state-run temples, but the practice seems to have remained part of popular religion and is most visible in funerary contexts. During the New Kingdom, it became permissible for individuals to set up stelae or leave small votive objects in the outer areas of state temples or in special shrines. Most of the small votive offerings were made to Hathor, or related goddesses. In the Late and Ptolemaic Periods many stelae, ritual objects, and figures of deities were dedicated in sacred areas, often in relation to animal cults. The majority of votive objects seem to have been made in temple workshops for cult purposes. Most of the offerings fall into three main categories: representations of deities, objects used in the temple cult, or objects associated with human fertility. Both women and men dedicated votive objects to reinforce prayers or to perpetuate their involvement in a divine cult. It is rarely possible to be certain exactly why a particular object was offered or where it was originally displayed. Old votive objects remained sacred and were buried or dumped within temple precincts
 
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Handbook of Egyptian mythology
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Handbook of Egyptian mythologyMagic in ancient EgyptEgyptian mythology : a guide to the gods, goddesses, and traditions of ancient EgyptA guide to the gods, goddesses and traditions of ancient EgyptEgyptian myth : a very short introduction
Alternative Names

controlled identityHarris, Geraldine

Harris Pinch, Geraldine 1951-

Pinch, Geraldine 1951-

Pinch, Geraldine Harris

Pinch, Geraldine Harris 1951-

Languages
English (77)

Chinese (2)

Czech (1)

German (1)