THE PRESENTATION OF MAAT RITUAL AND LEGITIMACY IN ANCIENT EGYPT STUDIES IN ANCIENT ORIENTAL CIVILIZATION

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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
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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 : Maulana Karenga
ISBN : 0415947537
Genre : History
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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
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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

Kingship And The Gods

Author : Henri Frankfort
ISBN : 0226260119
Genre : Social Science
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Looks at how the fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia was caused by the natural conditions under which each society developed.
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Discussing Cultural Influences

Author : Rivka Ulmer
ISBN : UVA:X030110140
Genre : Religion
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This book contextualizes Rabbinic Judaism by emphasizing that the framers of Rabbinic thought were in conversation with cultures different from their own as much as with their own tradition. In a series of seven essays, presented here for the first time, the authors challenge the reader's assumptions about Judaism in the Second Temple period, late antiquity, and the early medieval era. Arranged in chronological order according to the period of time they focus on, the essays analyze texts such as the Hebrew Bible, Greco-Roman Egyptian texts, Greek and Latin works, the Dead Sea Scrolls, early and late midrashic texts, the New Testament, the Church fathers' writings, the Jerusalem and the Babylonian Talmuds, and Zoroastrian texts.
Category: Religion