Temples of Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

Temples of Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

by Byron E. Shafer, Haeny, Finnestad, Bell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801433991

ISBN-13: 9780801433993

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Cornell University Press

In Temples of Ancient Egypt, five distinguished scholars—Dieter Arnold, Lanny Bell, Ragnhild Bjerre Finnestad, Gerhard Haeny, and Byron E. Shafer—here summarize the state of current knowledge about ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use. The first volume in English to survey the major types of Egyptian temples from the

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In Temples of Ancient Egypt, five distinguished scholars—Dieter Arnold, Lanny Bell, Ragnhild Bjerre Finnestad, Gerhard Haeny, and Byron E. Shafer—here summarize the state of current knowledge about ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use. The first volume in English to survey the major types of Egyptian temples from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, it offers a unique perspective on ritual and its cultural significance. The authors perceive temples as loci for the creative interplay of sacred space and sacred time. They regard as unacceptable the traditional division of the temples into the categories of "mortuary" and "divine," believing that their functions and symbolic representations were, at once, too varied and too intertwined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801433993
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
16 - 17 Years

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