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    DescriptionThe Mind of Egypt presents an unprecedented account of the mainsprings of Egyptian civilization - the ideals, values, mentalities, belief systems, and aspirations that shaped the first territorial state in human history. Drawing on a range of literary, iconographic, and archaeological sources, renowned historian Jan Assmann reconstructs a world of unparalleled complexity, a culture that, long before others, possessed an extraordinary degree of awareness and self-reflection. - Moving through successive periods of Egyptian civilization, from its beginnings in the Fifth Millennium b.c. until the rise of Christianity 4,500 years later, Assmann traces the crucial roles of the Pharaohs, the Priests, and the imperial bureaucracy. He explores the ideal relation of man to God and explains monumental architecture and ritual celebrations as expressions of that ideal. Most strikingly, he focuses on the meaningful world of ancient Egypt - the multiple notions of time, the structures of immortality, and the commitment to the principle of social justice and human fellowship.

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    The Mind of Egypt
    History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Assmann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 513
    Width: 169 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 875 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805054620
    ISBN 10: 0805054626

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HBJH
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932/.01
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DT83.A8813, DT83 .A8813 2002
    Illustrations note
    8 b&w illustrations
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Publication date
    27 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JAN ASSMANN, a world-renowned professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg and winner of the prestigious German Historians Prize, he has taught at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Rice, the Getty Research Center, the British Museum, and the Royal Anthropological Society. He has published, among other works, Moses the Egyptian and The Search for God in Ancient Egypt.
    Review quote
    Praise for Jan Assmann: "Jan Assmann is one of the most talented historians of the ancient world."-Saul Friedlander