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The ancient Egyptians : beliefs and practices /
Rosalie David.
edition
[Rev. and expanded ed.]
imprint
Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 1998.
description
xv, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1898723729 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 1998.
isbn
1898723729 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
4466709
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-252) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Rosalie David is Reader in Egyptology at the University of Manchester, and keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester University Museum. She lectures on Ancient Egyptian religion, and her research has included the scientific investigation of Egyptian mummies, and a study of Egyptian temple ritual. She is the author of over twenty books of Egyptology.
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"An excellent reference for students and experts in the field of Egyptology." -- http//www.ptahhotep.com/reviews.html
"A readable inroduction to the main themes - creation myths and solar beliefs, priesthood and ritual, Osiris and the theology of kingship, architecture and iconongraphy - set into the context of Egyptian history as it develops over two and a half millennia." -- The Expository Times.
"A readable inroduction to the main themes creation myths and solar beliefs, priesthood and ritual, Osiris and the theology of kingship, architecture and iconongraphy set into the context of Egyptian history as it develops over two and a half millennia." The Expository Times
"A readable introduction to the main themescreation myths and solar beliefs, priesthood and ritual, Osiris and the theology of kingship, architecture and iconographyset into the context of Egyptian history as it develops over two and a half millennia." Expository Times
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Summaries
Main Description
This book traces the evolution of religious beliefs and practices within the historical and political contexts of the main periods of Egypt's civilisation.
Main Description
This book traces the evolution of religious beliefs and practices within the historical and political contexts of the main periods of Egypt's civilization. It shows how historical and political events influenced state cults, temple rituals, and funerary practices and also emphasizes how religion permeated most aspects of everyday life, including law, medicine, and education. "Ancient Egyptians" also describes how some religious customs have even survived, in different forms, until the present day.
Main Description
This book traces the evolution of religious beliefs and practices within the historical and political contexts of the main periods of Egypt's civilization. It shows how historical and political events influenced state cults, temple rituals, and funerary practices and also emphasizes how religion permeated most aspects of everyday life, including law, medicine, and education. Ancient Egyptians also describes how some religious customs have even survived, in different forms, until the present day.
Main Description
This book traces the evolution of religious beliefs and practices within the historical and political contexts of the main periods of Egypt's civilization. It shows how historical and political events influenced state cults, temple rituals and funerary practices, and also emphasizes how religion permeated most aspects of everyday life, including law, medicine and education. The book also describes how some religious customs have even survived, in different forms, until the present day. ... Contains extensive bibliographies of primary and secondary sources.
Main Description
This updated and fully revised second edition contains a new selection of plates and illustrations. The book traces the evolution of religious beliefs and practices within the historical and poltitical contexts of the main periods of Egypt's civilization. It shows how historical and political events influenced state cults, temple rituals and frnerary apractices and emphasises how religion permeated most aspects of everyday life, including law, medicine and education. The book describes how some religious customs have even survived, in different forms, until the present day. Contains extensive bibliographies of primary and secondary sources.
Table of Contents
List of Maps, Figures and Platesp. viii
Maps 1 and 2p. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Abbreviationp. xvii
A Survey Of The Historical Development Of Religion In Ancient Egypt
Introductionp. 3
The Predynastic and Early Dynastic communitiesp. 10
The Predynastic societiesp. 10
The Dynastic Racep. 11
The political and social organisation of the Naqada II communitiesp. 14
The Unification of Egyptp. 15
The political organisation of the Early Dynastic periodp. 17
Religious beliefs and practices during the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periodsp. 19
The contribution of the Archaic Periodp. 40
The Old Kingdomp. 41
Organisation of the societyp. 42
Religious organisationp. 44
Cosmogoniesp. 45
The cult of Re'p. 48
The Wisdom Literaturep. 50
The funerary beliefs and customs of the Old Kingdomp. 52
The Pyramid Textsp. 70
The tombs of the nobilityp. 74
Tomb art - the underlying principlesp. 79
The decline of the Old Kingdomp. 87
The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdomp. 91
Collapse of the societyp. 91
Restoration of political orderp. 93
The Middle Kingdomp. 94
Religious developments in Dynasties 11 and 12p. 97
Royal funerary monuments of Dynasties 11 and l2p. 98
The royal jewellery of the Middle Kingdomp. 100
A pyramid workmen's villagep. 104
Osiris and the democratisation of funerary beliefsp. 105
The tombs of the nobles during the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdomp. 112
Tomb equipment and furniturep. 113
The New Kingdomp. 119
The period of Hyksos rulep. 119
The role of Amen-Re' (Amun)p. 120
The Egyptian templep. 124
The priesthoodp. 134
The role of religion in educationp. 135
The role of religion in the lawp. 137
The role of religion in medicinep. 139
Household gods and personal pietyp. 141
The relationship between Egyptian and foreign cults and deitiesp. 143
Funerary beliefs and practices in the New Kingdomp. 146
The court of Amenophis IIIp. 153
History of the Atenp. 157
Aspects of Atenismp. 165
The counter-revolutionp. 169
Some Contributions made by Egyptian Religion to Other Traditionsp. 172
Primary Sources For The Study Of Egyptian Religion
Primary Sources: Religious Texts and Archaeological Bibliographyp. 182
Selected Passages from Egyptian Religious Literaturep. 196
A selective List of Major Religious sites in Egyptp. 207
Secondary Sources For The Study Of Egyptian Religion
Secondary sources and Additional Bibliography Dealing with Specific Aspects and Controversiesp. 219
A Chronological Table of Egyptian Historyp. 253
Indexp. 255
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