The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts: v. 1-3

The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts: v. 1-3

Hardback Language: Egyptian

Edited by R.O. Faulkner

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  • Publisher: Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 800 pages
  • Language: Egyptian
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 241mm x 48mm | 1,724g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Warminster
  • ISBN 10: 0856687545
  • ISBN 13: 9780856687549
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 855,651

Product description

Faulkner's authoritative English translation of Middle Kingdom coffin texts is essential for all Egyptologists. This new edition reprints his whole work in one volume. Filling the gap between the Pyramid' texts and the New Kingdom Book of the Dead, these writings were intended to supply the deceased with the speeches he would need to achieve a secure and important position in the next world. As such they supply valuable insights into Egyptian beliefs and mortuary practices. Concise textual notes are kept to a minimum, allowing the character of the texts to be experienced as a whole. Indexes cover divinities, localities, celestial bodies, selected Egyptian words in translation and also the parts of boats and sailing gear that figure prominently in some spells.

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I can only highly recommend this title to everyone dealing with the difficult and sometimes tricky writings of ancient Egypt, '--Jorge R Ogdon"Bibliotheca Orientalis" (01/01/2005)