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Daily life of the Egyptian gods

Author: Dimitri Meeks; Christine Favard-Meeks
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first English translation of a highly appealing volume originally published in French in 1993. Informed by a sense of wonderment at divine doings, it treats the ancient Egyptian gods as if they were an ethnic group that captured the fancy of ethnologists or sociologists. The book begins with the discussion of the gods' community as a society unto itself. The authors describe the structures of the society
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Meeks, Dimitri.
Daily life of the Egyptian gods.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)624599842
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dimitri Meeks; Christine Favard-Meeks
ISBN: 0801431158 9780801431159 0801482488 9780801482489
OCLC Number: 34576651
Description: vii, 249 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Gods among Themselves / Dimitri Meeks. 1. Origins, Destinies, History. 2. Hierarchies, Prerogatives, Groups. 3. Divine Bodies. 4. Spaces and Places. 5. Intelligence and Knowledge --
pt. II. Mediating between the Gods and Humankind / Christine Favard-Meeks. 6. The Machine of the Universe and the Universal God. 7. The Gods on Earth. 8. The Gods of the Hereafter, the Gods in the Hereafter. 9. From the Dead to the Newborn God. 10. The Machine of the Universe Tottering on the Brink.
Other Titles: Dieux égyptiens.
Responsibility: Dimitri Meeks, Christine Favard-Meeks ; translated from the French by G.M. Goshgarian.

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