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Temple of the world : sanctuaries, cults, and mysteries of ancient Egypt

Author: Miroslav Verner
Publisher: Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the prominence of ancient temples in the landscape of Egypt, books about them are surprisingly rare. This new and essential publication from a prominent Czech scholar answers the need for a study that goes beyond temple architecture to examine the spiritual, economic, and political aspects of these institutions and the dominant roles they played. Miroslav Verner presents a deeper and more complex study of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miroslav Verner
ISBN: 9789774165634 9774165632
OCLC Number: 792885962
Description: xv, 608 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The temple of the world. First Excursus: Ordinary days and feast days --
Heliopolis: The city of the sun --
Memphis: The white wall --
Hermopolis: The city of the eight --
The kingdom of Amun. Second excursus: The great festivals of the king of gods --
Amarna: City of the heretic --
Tanis: The Thebes of the north --
Abydos: The sacred land. Third excursus: Osirian mythology --
Philae: The pearl of Egypt --
Edfu: The throne of Horus --
Dendera: The Heliopolis of Hathor. Fourth excursus: The lady of the turquoise --
Alexander's City by Egypt. Final excursus: A brief outline of the overall architectural history of the ancient Egyptian temple.
Other Titles: Chrám světa.
Responsibility: Miroslav Verner ; English translation by Anna Bryson-Gustová.
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