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    Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Hardback) By (author) Director of the Czech Archaeological Excavations in Abusir Miroslav Verner, Translated by Anna Bryson-Gustov

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    DescriptionDespite the prominence of ancient temples in the landscape of Egypt, books about them are surprisingly rare. This new and essential publication from a prominent Czech scholar answers the need for a study that goes beyond temple architecture to examine the spiritual, economic, and political aspects of these institutions and the dominant roles they played. Miroslav Verner presents a deeper and more complex study of major ancient Egyptian religious centers, their principal temples, their rise and decline, their religious doctrines, cults, rituals, feasts, and mysteries. Also discussed are the various categories of priests, the organization of the priesthood, and its daily services and customs. Each chapter offers the reader essential and up-to-date information about temple complexes and the history of their archaeological exploration, in the context of the spiritual dimension and cultural legacy of ancient Egypt.


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    Title
    Temple of the World
    Subtitle
    Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Director of the Czech Archaeological Excavations in Abusir Miroslav Verner, Translated by Anna Bryson-Gustov
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 568
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,633 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789774165634
    ISBN 10: 9774165632
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC classification: DT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC23: 932
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cairo
    Author Information
    Miroslav Verner is an Egyptologist, archaeologist, and epigrapher who has been working in archaeological excavation and research in Egypt since 1964, and has published thirteen academic monographs, mainly in foreign languages, and over a hundred and twenty academic articles. For many years he has contributed to popularizing Egyptology not only through articles and books (including Abusir: Realm of Osiris, AUC Press 2002), but also in television programs and documentary films. He is currently directing the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. Anna Bryson-Gustova, who has a BA and DPhil in history from Oxford University, has lived in the Czech Republic for twenty years. She is a writer, editor, and translator in the field of history and culture.