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The Resource The mind of Egypt : history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs, Jan Assmann ; translated by Andrew Jenkins

The mind of Egypt : history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs, Jan Assmann ; translated by Andrew Jenkins

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The mind of Egypt : history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs
Title
The mind of Egypt
Title remainder
history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs
Statement of responsibility
Jan Assmann ; translated by Andrew Jenkins
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Renowned historian Jan Assmann traces the Egyptian civilization from its beginnings in the fifth millennium B.C.E. until the rise of Christianity 4500 years later through the roles of the pharaohs, priests, and the imperial bureacracy. Most strikingly, he focuses on the multiple notions of time, the structures of immorality, and the commitment to the principle of social justice and human fellowship during the time of ancient Egypt. (Originally published in Germany in 1996 under the title Agypten, Eine Sinngeschichte.)
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DLC
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Assmann, Jan
Dewey number
932/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT83
LC item number
.A8813 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Egypt
  • Historiography
  • Historiography
  • Egypt
  • Geschichte
  • Kultur
  • Ägypten (Altertum)
Label
The mind of Egypt : history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs, Jan Assmann ; translated by Andrew Jenkins
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Memories
  • The Middle Kingdom
  • Historical Outline
  • State, Script, Education: Despotism Illuminated from Within
  • The Politicization of Connective Justice
  • Wrath and Love: The Two Faces of Power and the Rhetoric of Decision
  • The Foundation of Connective Justice in the Hereafter: The Judgment of the Dead
  • The Two Worlds and the Language of Despair
  • Representation, Mediacy, the "Riven World," and the Problem of Evil
  • The New Kingdom
  • Introduction: The Meaningful Form of History
  • Historical Outline
  • Cosmotheism as a Form of Knowledge
  • Akhenaten's Revolution
  • Personal Piety and the Theology of Will
  • Ramesses II and the Battle of Qadesh
  • Changing the Structure of the Past
  • The Decline of the New Kingdom
  • Theocracy, Polyarchy, Archaism
  • Tanis and Thebes: The Age of Division
  • Libyan Polyarchy and the State of Napata
  • The Predynastic Period and the Old Kingdom
  • Memory and Renewal: The Ethiopian and Saite Renaissance
  • Egypt under the Persians and Greeks
  • Historical Outline
  • The Demotic Chronicle and the Political Messianism of the Late Period
  • The Cultural Construction of Otherness: Trauma and Phobia
  • Re-Membering Osiris
  • Conclusion: Egypt as Trace, Message, and Memory
  • The Beginnings
  • The Old Kingdom
  • The First Intermediate Period
  • Historical Outline
  • Traces
  • Messages
Control code
ocm47717918
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 513 pages
Isbn
9780965451840
Lccn
2001044504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47717918
  • (OCoLC)47717918
Label
The mind of Egypt : history and meaning in the time of the Pharaohs, Jan Assmann ; translated by Andrew Jenkins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Memories
  • The Middle Kingdom
  • Historical Outline
  • State, Script, Education: Despotism Illuminated from Within
  • The Politicization of Connective Justice
  • Wrath and Love: The Two Faces of Power and the Rhetoric of Decision
  • The Foundation of Connective Justice in the Hereafter: The Judgment of the Dead
  • The Two Worlds and the Language of Despair
  • Representation, Mediacy, the "Riven World," and the Problem of Evil
  • The New Kingdom
  • Introduction: The Meaningful Form of History
  • Historical Outline
  • Cosmotheism as a Form of Knowledge
  • Akhenaten's Revolution
  • Personal Piety and the Theology of Will
  • Ramesses II and the Battle of Qadesh
  • Changing the Structure of the Past
  • The Decline of the New Kingdom
  • Theocracy, Polyarchy, Archaism
  • Tanis and Thebes: The Age of Division
  • Libyan Polyarchy and the State of Napata
  • The Predynastic Period and the Old Kingdom
  • Memory and Renewal: The Ethiopian and Saite Renaissance
  • Egypt under the Persians and Greeks
  • Historical Outline
  • The Demotic Chronicle and the Political Messianism of the Late Period
  • The Cultural Construction of Otherness: Trauma and Phobia
  • Re-Membering Osiris
  • Conclusion: Egypt as Trace, Message, and Memory
  • The Beginnings
  • The Old Kingdom
  • The First Intermediate Period
  • Historical Outline
  • Traces
  • Messages
Control code
ocm47717918
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 513 pages
Isbn
9780965451840
Lccn
2001044504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47717918
  • (OCoLC)47717918

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