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Egyptian Ideas Of The Afterlife

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780486158679
Genre : History
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Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations.

Egyptian Art Ai

Author : Jaromir Malek
ISBN : 0714836273
Genre : Art
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From the geometrical precision of the pyramids to the golden treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the art of ancient Egypt has an enduring capacity to attract and intrigue. These remarkable works of art are the concrete expression of the ancient Egyptians' way of life and their attitudes to religion and the afterlife. In this clear and comprehensive introduction, Jaromir Malek deftly traces Egyptian art from its prehistoric origins, through 3, 000 years of astonishing achievements in the era of the pharaohs, to the conquest of Egypt by the Romans.

Life After Death

Author : Thomas Schouweiler
ISBN : 0899080820
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the different viewpoints and theories of existence after death, including reincarnation, heaven and hell, and annihilation.

Houghton Mifflin Social Studies

Author : Beverly Jeanne Armento
ISBN : 0395548969
Genre : History
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Following Osiris

Author : Mark Smith
ISBN : 9780199582228
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Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until the fifth century AD. Following Osiris is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, or what might be called the Osirian afterlife, asking what the nature of this relationship was and what the prerequisites were for enjoying its benefits. It does not seek to provide a continuous or comprehensive account of Egyptian ideas on this subject, but rather focuses on five distinct periods in their development, spread over four millennia. The periods in question are ones in which significant changes in Egyptian ideas about Osiris and the dead are known to have occurred or where it has been argued that they did, as Egyptian aspirations for the Osirian afterlife took time to coalesce and reach their fullest form of expression. An important aim of the book is to investigate when and why such changes happened, treating religious belief as a dynamic rather than a static phenomenon and tracing the key stages in the development of these aspirations, from their origin to their demise, while illustrating how they are reflected in the textual and archaeological records. In doing so, it opens up broader issues for exploration and draws meaningful cross-cultural comparisons to ask, for instance, how different societies regard death and the dead, why people convert from one religion to another, and why they abandon belief in a god or gods altogether.

Mapping The Afterlife

Author : Emma Gee
ISBN : 9780190670481
Genre : History
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This book is a tour of Afterlife landscapes from Homer to Dante. It argues that the topography of the Afterlife in Greek and Roman tradition, and in Dante, reflects the state of 'scientific' knowledge at the time of the various contexts in which we find it, and the landscape of the Other World is a way of exploring and assimilating the shape of this world. This book posits that there is a dominant spatial idiom in afterlife landscapes, which I call the 'Journey-Vision paradigm.' By this the author means the presence of two kinds of space in afterlife representations - the horizontal journey of the soul across the afterlife landscape, and a synoptic vision of the universe. This has, in studies of individual texts, often been characterised as an inconsistency or anomaly: many scholars have argued that the Vision of the universe is out of place in the underworld landscape. However, when one looks across the entire tradition, one finds that afterlife landscapes, almost without exception, contain these two kinds of space in one form or another. The function of this double vision of space - the Journey-Vision paradigm - is, the book argues, an attempt to harmonise the underworld, as the landscape of the soul, with the 'scientific' universe, and to understand humanity in terms of the cosmos, and vice versa.

Portrait Mummies From Roman Egypt I Iv Centuries A D

Author : Lorelei Hilda Corcoran
ISBN : UOM:39015037867960
Genre : History
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In Egypt of the 1st century AD an alternative was introduced to the traditional use of painted masks of papier-mache on wrapped and decorated mummies. A new technique, borrowed from the Hellenic tradition of painting in encaustic (coloured wax) or water colour on wooden panels or linen sheets, involved the production of realistic images of the faces of men, women and children. These idealized paintings were placed over the face of the wrapped mummy. The combination of an impressionistically rendered face and a wrapped mummiform body has been interpreted as a synthesis of two contrasting contemporary cultures - Hellenic and native Egyptian. However Corcoran's analysis of the iconography of these mummies reveals that their decoration reflects the continuity of a cultural alignment that was fundamentally Egyptian. Her study documents a vital and articulate pagan tradition that survived in Egypt until the triumph of Christianity in the fourth century AD. Written from the perspective of an academic Egyptologist, this analysis of an important corpus of objects includes an illustrated catalogue of 23 mummy coverings with `portrait faces' from the collections of museums in Egypt. Both as an original work on quite inaccessible material and as an important scholarly study of a class of artefact usually treated more `glossily' this will be an important book for egyptologists, classicists, art historians and historians of religion.

Beatific Afterlife In Ancient Israel And In The Ancient Near East

Author : Klaas Spronk
ISBN : 3766694545
Genre : Bible
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Life And Afterlife In Ancient Egypt During The Middle Kingdom And Second Intermediate Period

Author : Silke Grallert
ISBN : UCSC:32106019405767
Genre : History
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A collection of nine thematic essays on the culture of the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate period, focusing on mortuary stelae, inscriptions, burials and coffin decoration. More specifically, it includes papers on 'Principles of decoration on Middle Kingdom stelae'; 'The Mitre inscriptions on coffins of the Middle Kingdom'; 'Remarks on the Temple of Heqet and a sarcastic letter from el-Lahun'; 'Some remarks on the development of rishi coffins'; 'An unfinished Late Middle Kingdom stela from Abydos'.

The Ancient Near East

Author : Ronald Wallenfels
ISBN : PSU:000049033854
Genre : Civilization, Ancient
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Provides an overview of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran/Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, spanning over 4000 years from the Early Bronze Age to 325 B.C.E.

Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author : Lindsay Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015059251259
Genre : Religion
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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.

Death Burial And Afterlife In Ancient Egypt

Author : James F. Romano
ISBN : UOM:39015022066081
Genre : History
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The West In The World Volume I To 1715

Author : Dennis Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015073677513
Genre : Computers
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The West in the World relates the story of how the west has transformed - and been transformed by - the rest of the world. The authors examine the West’s contributions to the world and how the west has changed and embraced new ideas through contact with the people outside its center. Using a political / cultural framework the text weaves a strong thread of social history into the narrative by showing how civilizations grow and are shaped through the decisions and actions of real people. The authors bring history to life by using art and maps as a central feature of learning. They build discussions of art into the narrative to help students interpret artwork, and provide analytical map guides that reveal the connections between geography, politics, and other developments. This strong, rich narrative is short enough to allow instructors the flexibility of introducing other sources and books as supplement, while giving students a solid understanding of Western Civilization without overwhelming them.

Daemons And Spirits In Ancient Egypt

Author : Carolyn Graves-Brown
ISBN : 9781786832894
Genre : History
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This book is about the weird and wonderful lesser-known ‘spirit’ entities of ancient Egypt –daemons, the mysterious and often fantastical creatures of the Egyptian ‘Otherworld’ – and the closely related spirits of the dead, which together conjure the excitement of all things otherworldly. Daemons and spirits are generally defined in Egyptology as creatures not of this world, which do not have their own cult centre, and both groups are frequently listed together in protective spells. This volume explores the general nature of daemons and spirits in ancient Egypt and discusses a selection in more detail: it uses artefacts from Wales’s important collection of Egyptian objects at the Egypt Centre at Swansea University, in which are to be found a dwarf daemon with sticking out tongue; several guardian daemons of the Otherworld; creatures who are part snake and part feline; spirits of deceased humans; and a Greek satyr Silenus, companion to the wine god Dionysus.

The Quest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113557305
Genre : Theosophy
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Art And Religion In Ancient Egypt

Author : Leslie C. Kaplan
ISBN : 0823967824
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the different gods the Egyptians worshiped, how their changing political systems impacted religion, and how Egyptians' idea of the afterlife is reflected in their art.

Life Death And Afterlife In Ancient Egypt

Author : Terry G. Wilfong
ISBN : 0974187380
Genre : History
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The elaborately decorated coffin of Djehutymose, a priest of the ancient Egyptian god Horus from around 625-580 BC, is one of the central artifacts of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology's Egyptian collection. Using the images and texts from the coffin along with related artifacts in the Kelsey Museum, Egyptologist T. G. Wilfong explores what the coffin tells us about ancient Egyptian ideas of life, death, and the afterlife.

The Judgment Of The Dead

Author : Samuel George Frederick Brandon
ISBN : UVA:X000497595
Genre : Death
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An experiment to see if a wolf will suckle an abandoned baby turns into a desperate situation for two boys when the child is recovered by well-meaning passersby.

Death Afterlife And The Soul

Author : Lawrence Eugene Sullivan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016414174
Genre : Religion
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Part of a series covering the history, practices and beliefs of religions this book explores every aspect of the traditions and rites of death, the varying perception of the afterlife, the transition to the underworld and the differing conceptions of the soul and destiny.

Images Of Afterlife

Author : Geddes MacGregor
ISBN : UOM:39015028476763
Genre : Religion
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Traces the history of man's belief in life after death, from ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian America to Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

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