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Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

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Human beings, the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge. In his new book, Assmann explores images of death and of death rites in ancient Egypt to provide startling new insights into the particular character of the civilization as a whole. Drawing on the unfamiliar genre of the death liturgy, he arrives at a remarkably comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt. Assmann describes in detail nine different images of death: death as the body being torn apart, as social isolation, the notion of the court of the dead, the dead body, the mummy, the soul and ancestral spirit of the dead, death as separation and transition, as homecoming, and as secret. Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt also includes a fascinating discussion of rites that reflect beliefs about death through language and ritual.

Synopsis:

Explores images of death and of death rites in ancient Egypt to provide startling insights and arrive at a comprehensive view of the religion of death in ancient Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801442414
Translator:
Lorton, David
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Translator:
Lorton, David
Author:
Assmann, Jan
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Death -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Egypt Religion.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
490
Dimensions:
9.50x6.68x1.42 in. 1.97 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Ancient Egypt
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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