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    Gods and Men in Egypt: 3000 BCE to 395 CE (Paperback) By (author) Francoise Dunand, By (author) Christiane Zivie-Coche, Translated by David Lorton

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    DescriptionIn their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Francoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods. Drawing on the insights of anthropology, the authors discuss such topics as the identities, images, and functions of the gods; rituals and liturgies; personal forms of piety expressing humanity's need to establish a direct relation with the divine; and the afterlife, a central feature of Egyptian religion. That religion, the authors assert, was characterized by the remarkable continuity of its ritual practices and the ideas of which they were an expression.Throughout, Dunand and Zivie-Coche take advantage of the most recent archaeological discoveries and scholarship. Gods and Men in Egypt is unique in its coverage of Egyptian religious expression in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Written with nonspecialist readers in mind, it is largely concerned with the continuation of Egypt's traditional religion in these periods, but it also includes fascinating accounts of Judaism in Egypt and the appearance and spread of Christianity there."

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    Gods and Men in Egypt
    3000 BCE to 395 CE
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francoise Dunand, By (author) Christiane Zivie-Coche, Translated by David Lorton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801488535
    ISBN 10: 0801488532

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
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    DC22: 299.31
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    LC classification: DT
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    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
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    Illustrations note
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    13 January 2005
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    Review quote
    "The authors have written an excellent book which challenges readers to explore Egyptian religion with intellectual honesty towards the ancient evidence." George Hart, Egyptian Archaeology 25, Autumn 2004"