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    The Gods of Egypt (Hardback) By (author) Claude Traunecker, Translated by David Lorton

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    DescriptionThe Gods of Egypt, first published in France in 1992 and now in its third French edition, is a short, elegant, and highly accessible survey of ancient Egyptian religion. The clarity and brevity of Claude Traunecker's book make it especially valuable to readers seeking an authoritative introduction to this complex topic. The Cornell edition, the first English translation, is enhanced by 23 illustrations. Traunecker begins with an overview of the source materials and a discussion of the historiography of Egyptian religion, a subject relatively neglected by scholars. He then describes the actual and metaphysical worlds inhabited by the Egyptian deities and the role that humans played in the Egyptian universe. Focusing especially on the diversity and number of approaches used by Egyptians to explain their world, The Gods of Egypt offers a succinct and highly readable presentation of recent interpretations of Egyptian religion.

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    The Gods of Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claude Traunecker, Translated by David Lorton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801438349
    ISBN 10: 0801438349

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 299.31
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 299.31
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000
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    DC22: 299/.31
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
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    LC classification: BL2450.G6 T7313 2001, BL2450
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHG, QRSA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    28 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Although aiming to elucidate the confusing profusion of Egyptian gods and goddesses for a general reader, the book offers much that will be useful to more advanced students and scholars. The author is an expert on the subject and presents both historical scholarship and new interpretations." Denise Doxy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Religious Studies Review, Vol.28, No.3, July 2002"