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Every aspect of ancient Egyptian society-from education and law to medicine, birth, and death-was permeated by religion and magic, and dominated by divine life forces of the sun and the Nile. In this fascinating work, Rosalie David reveals the complex and intriguing world of gods and goddesses, tracing the history of Egyptian faith practices from the civilization's beginning through its growth into an empire and its later years as a Roman province. Concluding with a glossary and including new translations of Egyptian spells, this is an essential work for students, scholars, or anyone fascinated by the ancient world.

Synopsis:

A chronological overview of ancient Egyptian religion, covering the period from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD. Since religion permeated most aspects of this society, it is considered in relation to wider themes as well as specific traditions, such as temple worship and funerary beliefs.

About the Author

Rosalie David is Professor and Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. She has taught university courses on ancient Egyptian religion and has edited or authored more than twenty books.

Table of Contents

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt List of Figures and Maps

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

A Chronological Table of Egyptian History

Chapter 1: The Creation of Egyptian Civilization

Chapter 2: The Emergence of Religion

Predyanstic and Early Dynastic Periods, c.5000-2686 BCE

Chapter 3: The Rise of The Sun-Cult

The Old Kingdom, c.2686-2181 BCE

Chapter 4: Osiris, the People's God

the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom, c.2181-1786 BCE

Chapter 5: Religion and Empire

Transition from the Second Intermediate Period to the Early New Kingdom, 1786-c.1400 BCE

Chapter 6: The Amarna Heresy

the New Kingdom, c.1400-1320 BCE

Chapter 7: The Return of Orthodoxy

Later New Kingdom, c.1320-1085 BCE

Chapter 8: Kings and Priests: The Final Conflict

The Third Intermediate and Late Periods, 1085-332 BCE

Chapter 9: East Meets West: Conflict and Co-operation in Graeco-Roman Egypt

332 BCE-4th Century ACE

Appendix A: Selected Passages from Egyptian Texts

Appendix B: A Selective List of Major Religious Sites in Egypt and Nubia

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140262520
Author:
David, Rosalie
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Magic, egyptian
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Egypt Religion.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
541
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.77x5.10x.90 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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» Metaphysics » Egyptology
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