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The Resource Idea into image : essays on ancient Egyptian thought, Erik Hornung ; translated by Elizabeth Bredeck

Idea into image : essays on ancient Egyptian thought, Erik Hornung ; translated by Elizabeth Bredeck

Label
Idea into image : essays on ancient Egyptian thought
Title
Idea into image
Title remainder
essays on ancient Egyptian thought
Statement of responsibility
Erik Hornung ; translated by Elizabeth Bredeck
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This volume grew out of a series of lectures delivered to audiences with no special background in Egyptology. While each of the chapters and dresses a separate topic, their shared aim is to convey a sense of the richness, the variety, and the fundamental character of the ancient Egyptian imagination. The book is an introduction to the Mind of Egypt. As far back as the third millennium B.C. the Egyptians were investigating questions that concern us still - questions about being and non-being, about the meaning of death, about the nature of the cosmos and of man, about the basis of human society and the legitimization of power. The Egyptians knew that their answers could never be definitive, and this flexible and pluralistic approach is the essence of their philosophical position. The idea that there is no single answer, that everything is flow and every answer provisional, is worth exploring today in an age that has focused attention on fragmentation while continuing to cling to a history of absolutes. Idea into Image also includes a number of black-and-white photographs by Bill Barrette, which illustrate in concrete visual terms the abstract concepts explored in Hornung's essays
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Geist der Pharaonenzeit
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Hornung, Erik
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
LC call number
B141
LC item number
.H6713 1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Philosophy, Egyptian
Label
Idea into image : essays on ancient Egyptian thought, Erik Hornung ; translated by Elizabeth Bredeck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-202) 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
  • Body and soul
  • Word and image
  • Origins
  • Time and eternity
  • Limits and symmetries
  • The hereafter
  • The Temple as Cosmos
  • The concept of Maat
  • History as celebration
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
209 p
Isbn
9780943221113
Lccn
91046855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Idea into image : essays on ancient Egyptian thought, Erik Hornung ; translated by Elizabeth Bredeck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-202) 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
  • Body and soul
  • Word and image
  • Origins
  • Time and eternity
  • Limits and symmetries
  • The hereafter
  • The Temple as Cosmos
  • The concept of Maat
  • History as celebration
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
209 p
Isbn
9780943221113
Lccn
91046855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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