Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt
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The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16pp b&w illustrations, maps, line drawings, photographs
  • 0140262520
  • 9780140262520
  • 387,536

Table of contents

Religion and Magic in Ancient EgyptList of Figures and Maps
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
A Chronological Table of Egyptian History
Chapter 1: The Creation of Egyptian Civilization
Chapter 2: The Emergence of Religion
Predyanstic and Early Dynastic Periods, c.5000-2686 BCE
Chapter 3: The Rise of The Sun-Cult
The Old Kingdom, c.2686-2181 BCE
Chapter 4: Osiris, the People's God
the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom, c.2181-1786 BCE
Chapter 5: Religion and Empire
Transition from the Second Intermediate Period to the Early New Kingdom, 1786-c.1400 BCE
Chapter 6: The Amarna Heresy
the New Kingdom, c.1400-1320 BCE
Chapter 7: The Return of Orthodoxy
Later New Kingdom, c.1320-1085 BCE
Chapter 8: Kings and Priests: The Final Conflict
The Third Intermediate and Late Periods, 1085-332 BCE
Chapter 9: East Meets West: Conflict and Co-operation in Graeco-Roman Egypt
332 BCE-4th Century ACE
Appendix A: Selected Passages from Egyptian Texts
Appendix B: A Selective List of Major Religious Sites in Egypt and Nubia
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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About Rosalie David

ROSALIE DAVID is Keeper of Egyptology and Reader in Egyptology at the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. She is the Director of the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Research Project there, and has been Consultant and Presenter on TV and radio programmes in Britain, USA, Canada and Australia.
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