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Egyptian solar religion in the New Kingdom : Re, Amun and the crisis of polytheism

Author: Jan Assmann
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revised and expanded, this volume deals with the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, which have come down to us in a state which is both extremely fragmentary and complex. New material - especially hymns collected in Theban tombs - now allows a much more precise allocation of religious texts and ideas in terms of time, place and social context. Within the field of solar religion, no less than five different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Assmann, Jan.
Egyptian solar religion in the New Kingdom.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
Named Person: Amon, (Egyptian deity); Amon, (Egyptian deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Assmann
ISBN: 9781136158995 1136158995
OCLC Number: 819635686
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Other Titles: Re und Amun.
Responsibility: Jan Assmann ; translated from the German by Anthony Alcock.

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Revised and expanded, this volume deals with the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, which have come down to us in a state which is both extremely fragmentary and complex. New material - especially hymns collected in Theban tombs - now allows a much more precise allocation of religious texts and ideas in terms of time, place and social context. Within the field of solar religion, no less than five different traditions have to be distinguished: 1) the liturgical traditions of the royal solar cult, which for their secrecy and exclusivity are labelled the ""mysteries"" of the sun cult; 2) t.

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