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Sacred Landscapes in Ancient Egypt

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For the ancient Egyptians the whole of the natural world was divine, not only because it was created by the gods, but more particularly because its individual parts - the sun, the sky, the Nile - were gods. Taking the Egypt of Ramesses II as his focal point, Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape of temples, tombs and colossal statuary. Even major Egyptian cities were not shaped by the presence of humans who lived there but by their resident gods: at Thebes, for example, the spine of the city was the processional route which ran from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple.

A major aspect of the book will be the extensive use of quotations from hieroglyphic texts, translated by the author, to allow the 'voices' of the ancient Egyptians to be heard. This is a revelatory and fresh exploration of how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.

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Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape to show how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.

Synopsis:

Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape to show how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.

Synopsis:

For the ancient Egyptians the whole of the natural world was divine, not only because it was created by the gods, but more particularly because its individual parts - the sun, the sky, the Nile - were gods. Taking the Egypt of Ramesses II as his focal point, Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape of temples, tombs and colossal statuary. Even major Egyptian cities were not shaped by the presence of humans who lived there but by their resident gods : at Thebes, for example, the spine of the city was the processional route which ran from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple. A major aspect of the book will be the extensive use of quotations from hieroglyphic texts, translated by the author, to allow the 'voices' of the ancient Egyptians to be heard. This is a revelatory and fresh exploration of how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Island and the Cosmos
Chapter 2: The Lioness and the Mountain
Chapter 3: The Divine City
Chapter 4: Where the Dead Live
Chapter 5: Pyramids and Memory
Chapter 6: Gods on the Horizon
Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847251459
Author:
Snape, Steven
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
General
Publication Date:
20151217
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.27 x 6.36 x 1.111 in

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

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Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape to show how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.
"Synopsis" by ,
Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape to show how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.
"Synopsis" by ,
For the ancient Egyptians the whole of the natural world was divine, not only because it was created by the gods, but more particularly because its individual parts - the sun, the sky, the Nile - were gods. Taking the Egypt of Ramesses II as his focal point, Steven Snape explores the holy landscapes of Egypt, both the natural world and the built landscape of temples, tombs and colossal statuary. Even major Egyptian cities were not shaped by the presence of humans who lived there but by their resident gods : at Thebes, for example, the spine of the city was the processional route which ran from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple. A major aspect of the book will be the extensive use of quotations from hieroglyphic texts, translated by the author, to allow the 'voices' of the ancient Egyptians to be heard. This is a revelatory and fresh exploration of how the ancient Egyptians reacted to the presence of the divine around them.
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