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The Resource Mummies around the world : an encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture, Matt Cardin, editor

Mummies around the world : an encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture, Matt Cardin, editor

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Mummies around the world : an encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture
Title
Mummies around the world
Title remainder
an encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Matt Cardin, editor
Title variation
Encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mortality and death have always fascinated humankind. Civilizations from all over the world have practiced mummification as a means of preserving life after death - a ritual which captures the imagination of scientists, artists, and laypeople alike. This comprehensive encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of mummies: their ancient and modern history; their scientific study; their occurrence around the world; the religious and cultural beliefs surrounding them; and their roles in literary and cinematic entertainment. Author and horror guru Matt Cardin brings together 130 original articles written by an international roster of leading scientists and scholars to examine the art, science, and religious rituals of mummification throughout history. Through a combination of factual articles and topical essays, this book reviews cultural beliefs about death; the afterlife; and the interment, entombment, and cremation of human corpses in places like Egypt, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Additionally, the book covers the phenomenon of natural mummification where environmental conditions result in the spontaneous preservation of human and animal remains"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
393/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN293
LC item number
.M655 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cardin, Matt
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  • Mummies
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Mummies
  • Mumie
  • Momies
Label
Mummies around the world : an encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture, Matt Cardin, editor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870699556
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9781610694193
Lccn
2014020076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610694193
  • (OCoLC)870699556
Label
Mummies around the world : an encyclopedia of mummies in history, religion, and popular culture, Matt Cardin, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870699556
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9781610694193
Lccn
2014020076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610694193
  • (OCoLC)870699556

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