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Dwarfs in ancient Egypt and Greece, Véronique Dasen

Label
Dwarfs in ancient Egypt and Greece
Title
Dwarfs in ancient Egypt and Greece
Statement of responsibility
Véronique Dasen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book examines dwarfs in myth and everyday life in ancient Egypt and Greece. In both cultures physical beauty was highly admired, even to excess. What happened to those whose appearance did not conform to the 'ideal proportions'? The spectacular forms of dwarfism were always a focus of interest, and it is the most depicted disorder in antiquity. In this study Dr Dasen brings together for the first time a whole range of mostly unpublished or little-known iconographic, epigraphic, literary, and anthropological evidence. She covers areas such as the history of caricature and the portrait; medical history, in particular, the development of the perception of congenital disorders; social history; and history of religion, with questions on the magical and ritual efficiency of the malformed in sacred and theatrical contexts. She considers also the complex relations between mythology and ethnography, as shown, for example, in the Greek myth of the Pygmies
  • This is a fascinating work, with a wealth of insights for anyone interested in the history of medicine and the ancient world
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dasen, Véronique
Dewey number
573/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN69.3
LC item number
.D37 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford monographs on classical archaeology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleopathology
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Dwarfs (Folklore)
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Dwarfs (Folklore)
  • Dwarfs (Persons) in art
  • Dwarfs (Folklore) in art
  • Egypt
  • Greece
Label
Dwarfs in ancient Egypt and Greece, Véronique Dasen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Oxford, 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-333) and indexes
Contents
I. Medical Context. 1. Typology of Growth Disorders. 2. Palaeopathology -- II. Egypt. 3. Terminology. 4. Iconographic Conventions. 5. Anonymous Dwarf Gods. 6. Bes. 7. Ptah-Pataikoi. 8. Physical Minorities. 9. Human Dwarfs -- 10. Conclusion -- III. Greece. 11. Terminology. 12. Iconographic Conventions. 13. Dwarfs in Myth. 14. Physical Minorities. 15. Human Dwarfs -- 16. Conclusion -- IV. Catalogues. E. Egypt. G. Greek World. S. Skeletal Remains -- Glossary of Medical Terms -- Bibliography
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxix, 354 p., 80 p. of plates
Isbn
9780198146995
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92035446
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u983488-01umb_inst
  • ocm87483554
  • (Sirsi) AJS-2820
  • ltsw0136583
Label
Dwarfs in ancient Egypt and Greece, Véronique Dasen
Publication
Note
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Oxford, 1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-333) and indexes
Contents
I. Medical Context. 1. Typology of Growth Disorders. 2. Palaeopathology -- II. Egypt. 3. Terminology. 4. Iconographic Conventions. 5. Anonymous Dwarf Gods. 6. Bes. 7. Ptah-Pataikoi. 8. Physical Minorities. 9. Human Dwarfs -- 10. Conclusion -- III. Greece. 11. Terminology. 12. Iconographic Conventions. 13. Dwarfs in Myth. 14. Physical Minorities. 15. Human Dwarfs -- 16. Conclusion -- IV. Catalogues. E. Egypt. G. Greek World. S. Skeletal Remains -- Glossary of Medical Terms -- Bibliography
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxix, 354 p., 80 p. of plates
Isbn
9780198146995
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92035446
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u983488-01umb_inst
  • ocm87483554
  • (Sirsi) AJS-2820
  • ltsw0136583

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