The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer

Coming Soon!

Preorder
$43.25
New Other
Available November 2014
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt (Blackwell Ancient Religions)

by

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt (Blackwell Ancient Religions) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt presents an overview of the beliefs, sacred rituals, and religious practices of the people of Kemet – literally, “the Black Land” – whose Nile Valley population stretched from Aswan to the Mediterranean coast beginning from circa 3100 B.C.

Dispelling some of the dominant modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religion, author Stephen Quirke considers the evidence for ancient patterns of marking sacred space and time, and the verbal and visual imagery on creation and Ma`at – the expression of truth and balance, or “what is good,” in the language of Kemet. Within these frameworks, Quirke reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life as they prepared for the afterlife. Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers illuminating insights into an ancient civilization whose complex series of religious beliefs and practices remain unique in the history of human religion.

Synopsis:

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions.
  • Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years
  • Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices
  • Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife

About the Author

Stephen Quirke is Professor of Egyptology in the Institute for Archaeology at University College London, and Curator at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. His books include The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt (2001), Egyptian Literature 1800 BC: Questions and Readings (2004), and Lahun: A Town in Egypt 1800 BC, and the History of its Landscape (2005).

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Illustrations

1 Belief without a Book

2 Finding the sacred

3 Creating sacred space and time

4 Chaos and Life

5 Being Good

6 Being Well

7 Attaining Eternal Life

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118610527
Author:
Quirke, Stephen
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient Culture
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Religions
Publication Date:
20141010
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
244

Related Subjects

Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt (Blackwell Ancient Religions) New Other
0 stars - 0 reviews
$43.25 Backorder
Product details 244 pages Wiley-Blackwell - English 9781118610527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions.
  • Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years
  • Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices
  • Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.