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 : Karenga (Maulana.)
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

Exploring Religion In Ancient Egypt

Author : Stephen Quirke
ISBN : 9781118610527
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife
Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Category: Social Science