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Conceptions of God in ancient Egypt : the one and the many

Author: Erik Hornung
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1996, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Osiris, Horus, Isis, Thoth, Anubis - the many strange and compelling figures of the Egyptian gods and goddesses seem to possess endless fascination. The renowned Egyptologist Erik Hornung here  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Hornung
ISBN: 0801483840 9780801483844
OCLC Number: 36755607
Notes: 1st printing, Cornell paperbacks.
Translation, with revisions, of: Der Eine und die Vielen, 1971.
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the english edition --
Translator;s note --
Preface to the german edition --
ch. 1. Historical introduction --
ch. 2. Egyptian terms for god and their use --
ch. 3. Names and combination s of gods --
ch. 4. Depiction and manifestation of the gods --
ch. 5. Characteristics of the gods --
ch. 6. Divine action and human response --
ch. 7. Classification and articulation of the Pantheon --
ch. 8. Conclusion --
Chronological table --
Abbreviations and bibliography --
Sources of figures --
Sources of plates --
Glossary of gods.
Other Titles: Eine und die Vielen.
Responsibility: Erik Hornung ; translated by John Baines.

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