Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt
By: Teeter, EmilyMaterial type: BookPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.Description: xxiii, 226 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780521613002Subject(s): Rites and ceremonies -- Egypt | SOCIAL SCIENCE / ArchaeologyDDC classification: 299/.31 Online resources: Location Map
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|REGULAR||University of Wollongong in Dubai Main Collection||299.31 TE RE (Browse shelf)||Available||T0055095|
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|297.122521 ST UD The study Quran :||297.1227 AN TH An anthology of Qurʼanic commentaries /||297.125933 IB AD Ibadi theology :||299.31 TE RE Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt||299.792 RU FO The four agreements :||299.93 ZU SE The seat of the soul :||299.93 GU MY My life in orange :|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The Egyptian mind; 2. Priests; 3. Inside the temple: the world of the gods; 4. Festivals; 5. Contacting the gods; 6. The presence of the gods: how gods communicated with men; 7. Death and funeral rites; 8. Communicating with the dead; 9. Magic to charm and to kill; 10. The Amarna Period: practical aspects of 'monotheism'; Afterword: an appraisal of Egyptian religion.
"This book is a vivid reconstruction of the practical aspects of ancient Egyptian religion. Through an examination of artifacts and inscriptions, the text explores a variety of issues. For example, who was allowed to enter the temples, and what rituals were preformed therein? Who served as priests? How were they organized and trained, and what did they do? What was the Egyptians,♯̥ attitude toward death, and what happened at funerals? How did the living and dead communicate? In what ways could people communicate with the gods? What impact did religion have on the economy and longevity of the society? This book demystifies Egyptian religion, exploring what it meant to the people and society. The text is richly illustrated with images of rituals and religious objects"--