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Gods Priests Men

Author: Lloyd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136153861
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This volume brings together for the first time in a single volume the highly significant works on ancient Egyptian religion by Aylward Manley Blackman (1883-1956). Blackman's knowledge of Egyptian religion was unrivalled. He was best known for his series of studies on Egyptian religion which have long been regarded as essential reading in the subject, and which forms the content of the present collection. Unusually, Blackman did not publish his writings in book form, but preferred to place them in a wide range of publications that are extremely difficult to obtain. Blackman's studies on Egyptian religious belief and particularly religious practice focus on areas of fundamental concern and are models of meticulous, sympathetic and penetrating scholarship. They should remain required reading for all students of Egyptian religion well into the next century. All those with an interest in the subject should welcome this volume which makes Blackman's writings accessible in a convenient form. A select bibliography provides an update and key to more recent work on topics discussed by Blackman.

Grundriss Des Laufes Der Sterne

Author: Alexandra von Lieven
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788763504065
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Text in German. This volume contains a complete re-edition and study of the 'Fundamentals of the Course of the Stars'. This handbook on Religious Astronomy was hitherto known under the modern designation 'Book of Nut'. Since the standard edition in Egyptian Astronomical Texts I (eds. Neugebauer/Parker), five new sources could be identified, some of them containing considerably more text than those previously available. Four of them are papyri from the temple library of Tebtunis, which are published here for the first time. It becomes clear that the Dramatic Text in the Osireion of Abydos as a whole forms part of the 'Fundamentals'. The new sources also contain interesting textual variants of passages already known. Apart from the edition and translation, the study contains an exhaustive commentary focussing especially on the hitherto neglected religious aspects of the composition. Separate chapters deal with the relation between monumental and papyrus copies, dating and redactional history, inner-Egyptian practice of translating and commenting texts, the genre of Dramatic Texts and the books cited in the ancient commentary. A method of historical-linguistic text dating is developed. In an appendix, another mythological papyrus is edited which enriches the small corpus of so-called Dramatic Texts.

The Egyptian World

Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113675377X
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Providing fresh perspectives on this ancient culture, a digest of current research trends in Egyptology, as well as a unique examination of the Egyptian world, this title enables students to gain a clear understanding of ancient Egyptian society.

An Introduction To The Archaeology Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A. Bard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118896114
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This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancientEgypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Romanperiods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries andnew illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and siteplans, with additional illustrations in this new edition • Organized into 11 chapters, covering: thehistory of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric andpharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography,resources, and environment; and seven chapters organizedchronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites andevidence • Includes sections on salient topics such as theconstructing the Great Pyramid at Giza and the process ofmummification

The Priests Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Serge Sauneron
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801486548
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Using as his sources the Egyptian texts and the testimony of classical authors, Serge Sauneron illuminates the role of the priesthood in Ancient Egypt.

The Gods Of The Egyptians

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141527
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Volume 1 contains 16 chapters including The Gods of Egypt, Hell and the Damned, Ra the Sun-God and His Forms, and The Horus Gods. 34 plates and 38 illustrations.