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Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt

Author: Emily Teeter
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Cambridge Univ. Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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"This book is a vivid reconstruction of the practical aspects of ancient Egyptian religion. Through an examination of artifacts and inscriptions, the text explores a variety of issues. For example, who was allowed to enter the temples, and what rituals were preformed therein? Who served as priests? How were they organized and trained, and what did they do? What was the Egyptians, ♯ ̥attitude toward death, and what  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Teeter
ISBN: 9780521848558 0521848555 9780521613002 0521613000
OCLC Number: 935027200
Description: XXIII, 226 Seiten zahlreiche Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The Egyptian mind; 2. Priests; 3. Inside the temple: the world of the gods; 4. Festivals; 5. Contacting the gods; 6. The presence of the gods: how gods communicated with men; 7. Death and funeral rites; 8. Communicating with the dead; 9. Magic to charm and to kill; 10. The Amarna Period: practical aspects of 'monotheism'; Afterword: an appraisal of Egyptian religion.
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This book demystifies ancient Egyptian religion, exploring what it meant to the people and their society. The text and rich illustrations explore and explain what rituals were enacted in temples, who  Read more...

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