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The ancient Egyptians : beliefs and practices

Author: A Rosalie David
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, ©1998.
Series: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Rosalie David
ISBN: 1898723729 9781898723721
OCLC Number: 37573374
Description: xv, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I A Survey Of The Historical Development Of Religion In Ancient Egypt Introduction p. 3 1 The Predynastic and Early Dynastic communities p. 10 The Predynastic societies p. 10 The Dynastic Race p. 11 The political and social organisation of the Naqada II communities p. 14 The Unification of Egypt p. 15 The political organisation of the Early Dynastic period p. 17 Religious beliefs and practices during the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods p. 19 The contribution of the Archaic Period p. 40 2 The Old Kingdom p. 41 Organisation of the society p. 42 Religious organisation p. 44 Cosmogonies p. 45 The cult of Re' p. 48 The Wisdom Literature p. 50 The funerary beliefs and customs of the Old Kingdom p. 52 The Pyramid Texts p. 70 The tombs of the nobility p. 74 Tomb art --
the underlying principles p. 79 The decline of the Old Kingdom p. 87 3 The First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom p. 91 Collapse of the society p. 91 Restoration of political order p. 93 The Middle Kingdom p. 94 Religious developments in Dynasties 11 and 12 p. 97 Royal funerary monuments of Dynasties 11 and l2 p. 98 The royal jewellery of the Middle Kingdom p. 100 A pyramid workmen's village p. 104 Osiris and the democratisation of funerary beliefs p. 105 The tombs of the nobles during the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom p. 112 Tomb equipment and furniture p. 113 4 The New Kingdom p. 119 The period of Hyksos rule p. 119 The role of Amen-Re' (Amun) p. 120 The Egyptian temple p. 124 The priesthood p. 134 The role of religion in education p. 135 The role of religion in the law p. 137 The role of religion in medicine p. 139 Household gods and personal piety p. 141 The relationship between Egyptian and foreign cults and deities p. 143 Funerary beliefs and practices in the New Kingdom p. 146 The court of Amenophis III p. 153 History of the Aten p. 157 Aspects of Atenism p. 165 The counter-revolution p. 169 5 Some Contributions made by Egyptian Religion to Other Traditions p. 172 Part II Primary Sources For The Study Of Egyptian Religion Appendix A1 Primary Sources: Religious Texts and Archaeological Bibliography p. 182 Appendix A2 Selected Passages from Egyptian Religious Literature p. 196 Appendix B A selective List of Major Religious sites in Egypt p. 207 Part III Secondary Sources For The Study Of Egyptian Religion Appendix C Secondary sources and Additional Bibliography Dealing with Specific Aspects and Controversies p. 219 Appendix D A Chronological Table of Egyptian History.
Series Title: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: Rosalie David.

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