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The Resource Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, Werner Forman and Stephen Quirke

Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, Werner Forman and Stephen Quirke

Label
Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt
Title
Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Werner Forman and Stephen Quirke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Egyptian hieroglyphs unite art and writing in a conscious plan to attain eternal life. The success of that plan can be read in the 3000-year lifespan of Pharaonic tradition, and can only be understood through its religious foundation." "In this new and comprehensive study, Stephen Quirke sets out the history of the texts designed to guarantee life beyond death, from the Pyramid Texts for kings and queens, c.2400 BC, to the Book of the Dead used by king and subject alike after 1600 BC. The literature that flourished for millennia met its end under the combined pressures of Greek-speaking government, Roman occupation, and conversion to Christianity." "Although Books of the Dead and other funerary manuscripts form the great bulk of surviving Pharaonic texts, no up-to-date survey of this material has been available to a general or scholarly readership. This book, based on a concept by Werner Forman, aims to fill that gap."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forman, Werner
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ1487
LC item number
.F67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Quirke, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egyptian literature
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Egyptian language
  • Future life
Label
Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, Werner Forman and Stephen Quirke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-186) 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
  • 1.
  • Hieroglyphic Script and Art.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Pyramids, Mute and Voiced.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Human Made Divine: The Coffin Texts.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Surviving Death in an Age of Empire.
  • p. 111
  • 5.
  • Revivals of the Past in the First Millennium BC.
  • p. 137
  • 6.
  • Last Flowering: Preserving Afterlife in Roman Egypt.
  • p. 167
  • Author's Note.
  • p. 179
  • Glossary of Names and Terms.
  • p. 180
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 184
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 186
  • Chronological Table.
  • p. 187
  • Map of Ancient Egypt.
  • p. 188
  • Index.
  • p. 189
Control code
ocm33406246
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780714109954
Lccn
95045424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Label
Hieroglyphs and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, Werner Forman and Stephen Quirke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-186) 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
  • 1.
  • Hieroglyphic Script and Art.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Pyramids, Mute and Voiced.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • Human Made Divine: The Coffin Texts.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Surviving Death in an Age of Empire.
  • p. 111
  • 5.
  • Revivals of the Past in the First Millennium BC.
  • p. 137
  • 6.
  • Last Flowering: Preserving Afterlife in Roman Egypt.
  • p. 167
  • Author's Note.
  • p. 179
  • Glossary of Names and Terms.
  • p. 180
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 184
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 186
  • Chronological Table.
  • p. 187
  • Map of Ancient Egypt.
  • p. 188
  • Index.
  • p. 189
Control code
ocm33406246
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780714109954
Lccn
95045424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps

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