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Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation

Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation

Paperback EGYPT

By (author) Henri Frankfort

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486411389
  • ISBN 13: 9780486411385
  • Sales rank: 911,912

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Fascinating book explores the underlying concept of the changeless as the basis of Egyptian religion, and how it unifies what scholars had believed to be an unrelated jungle of weird myths, doctrines, and practices generated by local cults. Relation of the idea of the changeless to moral and political philosophy, Egyptian government and society, literature and art. ." . . one of the finest elucidations of these materials that we have anywhere." -- "American Historical Review." Chronological Table. Index. Preface. 32 halftones.

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Contents 1.  The Egyptian Gods THE GODS AND THEIR SYMBOLS  SACRED ANIMALS AND OTHERNESS  COSMIC GODS AND HUMAN PROBLEMS  THE IMMANENCE OF THlE GODS AND TIlE LIMITATIONS OF EGYPTIAN BELIGIOSITY  2.  The Egyptian State TIlE EGYPTIAN CONCEPTION OF TIlE STATE TIlE ORGANIZATION OF TIlE STATE  TIlE PERSON OF TIlE MONARCH6 CHANGE, PERMANENCE, AND THlE CONCEPTION OF MAAT  3.  The Egyptian Way of Life TIlE "TEACHINGS"  THlE PRAGMATIC MISINTERPRETATION  SUCCESS AS ATTUNEMENT  TIlE ABSENCE OF TIlE CONCEPT OF SIN  THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITION 4.  The Egyptian Hope THE PREOCCUPATION WITH DEATH  TIlE DEAD IN TIlE TOMBS  TIlE APPEARING DEAD  TIlE TRANSFIGUBED DEAD 5.  Change and Permanence in Literature and Art OBSTACLES TO OUR UNDERSTANDING  THE MYTH IN FOLK TALE AND LITERATURE  THE ABSENCE OF DRAMA  NARRATIVE VERSUS POETIC STYLE  THE SHORT STORY ARCHITECTURAL FORMS Chronological Table   Index