The Presentation Of Maat

Author : Emily Teeter
ISBN : 1885923058
Genre : Maat (Egyptian deity)
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This work studies the relationship between the king and Maat, the personification of "truth," as documented in reliefs of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period. It includes a detailed study of the chronology, iconography, and theology of the ritual of offering Maat and the royal name equated with Maat. Central to the volume is an investigation of the construction of, and variations in, the offering formulas and what modifications in those texts reflect about the status of the king and about the relevance of Maat to ethics in the Ramesside period.
Category: Maat (Egyptian deity)

Religion And Ritual In Ancient Egypt

Author : Emily Teeter
ISBN : 9780521848558
Genre : Religion
File Size : 79.8 MB
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This book is a vivid reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religious rituals that were enacted in temples, tombs, and private homes.
Category: Religion

Maat The Moral Ideal In Ancient Egypt

Author : Karenga (Maulana.)
ISBN : 0415947537
Genre : History
File Size : 44.64 MB
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Maat is the moral ideal of ancient Egypt whose texts contain information on Egypt's moral standards, its concepts of right from wrong, codes of behaviour and obligations. Written by a teacher of the tradition of Maat, this study is the `first philosophical book that is based on a philologically and historically critical treatment of first-hand Egyptian material'. Focusing on the Maatian ideal rather than moral practices, Karenga discusses what Maat is and its place within the genre of philosophical ethics and morality, asking what it can contribute to modern African culture and values. Extracts are transcribed and translated into English.
Category: History

The Cambridge Companion To Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Author : Barbette Stanley Spaeth
ISBN : 9780521113960
Genre : History
File Size : 80.8 MB
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Provides an introduction to the major religions of the ancient Mediterranean and explores current research regarding the similarities and differences among them.
Category: History

Visual And Written Culture In Ancient Egypt

Author : John Baines
ISBN : 9780198152507
Genre : Art
File Size : 55.4 MB
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A generously illustrated collection of John Baines's influential writings on the role of writing and the importance of visual culture in ancient Egypt. Investigation of these key topics in a comparative study of early civilizations is pursued through a number of case studies, and characterized by a radically interdisciplinary approach.
Category: Art