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    DescriptionA comprehensive survey of ancient Egyptian temples and rituals associated with their use. Shafer - a renowned Egyptologist - covers the entire pharaonic era, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, and challenges the idea that temples were either 'mortuary' or 'divine', showing instead that their functions were varied. The book demonstrates the huge importance of the temple in religious, political and economic matters throughout Egyptian history, and has rapidly established itself as essential reading for all concerned with the study of ancient Egypt.

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    Temples of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Byron E. Shafer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9781850439455
    ISBN 10: 1850439451

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJH, HDDG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000, SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    BISAC V2.8: REL114000
    DC22: 726.10932
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD, QRSA, NHHA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    110 illustrations, colour photos
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    27 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Byron E. Shafer is a renowned Egyptologist and the editor of Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths and Personal Practice
    Review quote
    "Antiquity Magazine: "New books occasionally appear which cause genuine excitement amongst their target audience...and the Shafer volume has already become required reading at my own and other Universities." (Susanna Thomas); Art Book Survey: "An important survey of ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use from the Pharaonic era to the Roman period."; Egyptian Archaelogy Journal: "Perceptive interpretations and refreshing new evaluations are the hallmarks of Temples of Ancient Egypt. This book should be essential reading for anyone eager to study current views on Egyptian religion." (George Hart); History Today: "...a series of well-documented essays." (John Ray)"