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The Resource Gods and men in Egypt : 3000 BCE to 395 CE, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche ; translated from the French by David Lorton

Gods and men in Egypt : 3000 BCE to 395 CE, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche ; translated from the French by David Lorton

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Gods and men in Egypt : 3000 BCE to 395 CE
Title
Gods and men in Egypt
Title remainder
3000 BCE to 395 CE
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Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche ; translated from the French by David Lorton
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Francoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods. Drawing on the insights of anthropology, the authors discuss such topics as the identities, images, and functions of the gods; rituals and liturgies; personal forms of piety expressing humanity's need to establish a direct relation with the divine; and the afterlife, a central feature of Egyptian religion. The religion, the authors assert, was characterized by the remarkable continuity of its ritual practices and the ideas of which they were an expression." "Throughout, Dunand and Zivie-Coche take advantage of the most recent archaeological discoveries and scholarship. Gods and Men in Egypt is unique in its coverage of Egyptian religious expression in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Written with nonspecialist readers in mind, it is largely concerned with the continuation of Egypt's traditional religion in these periods, but it also includes fascinating accounts of Judaism in Egypt and the appearance and spread of Christianity there."-- Book jacket
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Dieux et hommes en Egypte
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Dunand, Françoise
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the original French
Literary form
non fiction
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Zivie-Coche, Christiane
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  • Egypt
  • Mythology, Egyptian
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Gods and men in Egypt : 3000 BCE to 395 CE, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche ; translated from the French by David Lorton
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Publication
Note
Originally published under the title 'Dieux et hommes en Egypte' -- Armand Colin, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-367) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Book I. Pharaonic Egypt. What is a god? ; Cosmogonies, creation, and time ; The gods on earth ; Of men and gods ; "Death will come" / Christiane Zivie-Coche -- Book II. Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. From the Lagides to the Roman Emperors : the new Pharaohs and their politico-religious ideology ; The reactions of the priests -- A new god : the "creation" of Sarapis ; The vitality of the traditional religion ; New gods and cults ; Problems and controversies ; Official liturgies : the world of the temples and its activities ; From "learned" religion to "popular" religion ; Funerary beliefs and rituals / Françoise Dunand
Control code
ocm54392494
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 378 p.
Isbn
9780801441653
Lccn
2004001927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Gods and men in Egypt : 3000 BCE to 395 CE, Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche ; translated from the French by David Lorton
Publication
Note
Originally published under the title 'Dieux et hommes en Egypte' -- Armand Colin, 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book I. Pharaonic Egypt. What is a god? ; Cosmogonies, creation, and time ; The gods on earth ; Of men and gods ; "Death will come" / Christiane Zivie-Coche -- Book II. Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. From the Lagides to the Roman Emperors : the new Pharaohs and their politico-religious ideology ; The reactions of the priests -- A new god : the "creation" of Sarapis ; The vitality of the traditional religion ; New gods and cults ; Problems and controversies ; Official liturgies : the world of the temples and its activities ; From "learned" religion to "popular" religion ; Funerary beliefs and rituals / Françoise Dunand
Control code
ocm54392494
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 378 p.
Isbn
9780801441653
Lccn
2004001927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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