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The Resource Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt, Emily Teeter

Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt, Emily Teeter

Label
Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt
Title
Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Emily Teeter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a 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. Contains illustrations of images of rituals and religious objects
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teeter, Emily
Dewey number
299/.31
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2441.3
LC item number
.T44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt, Emily Teeter
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
The Egyptian mind -- Priests : Types of priests and their duties ; Priestesses ; Becoming a priest ; Purity and the priesthood ; Organization of priests ; Remuneration of priests -- Inside the temple: the world of the gods : The care and feeding of the god ; The daily offering ritual ; The king's offering cult ; Knowledge of temple ritual ; What happened to the cult statues? -- Festivals : Festivals of Osiris ; Feast of the valley ; The festival of Amunhotep I -- Contacting the gods : Places of prayer ; Outside the temple ; Votive offerings ; Statue cults ; Intercessory statues ; Trances and dreams as a means of contacting the gods ; Self-dedication to the god(s) -- In the presence of the gods: how gods communicated with men : Controlled contact with the gods ; Uncontrolled contact with the gods ; Seeking protection from the gods -- Death and funeral rites : The Egyptian attitude toward death ; Building the tomb ; Provisioning the dead ; Preparing the mummy ; The funeral -- Communicating with the dead : Akh spirits ; Letters to the dead ; Dreams and nightmares -- Magic to charm and to kill : Toward a definition of magic in Ancient Egypt ; Who were the magicians? ; Evidence for magical practices ; Spells of protection ; Magic to cure ; Spells to maim and kill -- The Amarna Period: practical aspects of "monotheism" : The nature of the Aten and the rise of the god ; Impact of the new theology ; The conception of the afterlife in the Amarna period ; Impact of the new religion on society ; What did the Amarna theology offer the people? ; Conclusion -- Afterword: An appraisal of Egyptian religion
Control code
ocm656771916
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521613002
Lccn
2010040539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656771916
  • (Sirsi) a1158225
Label
Religion and ritual in ancient Egypt, Emily Teeter
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
The Egyptian mind -- Priests : Types of priests and their duties ; Priestesses ; Becoming a priest ; Purity and the priesthood ; Organization of priests ; Remuneration of priests -- Inside the temple: the world of the gods : The care and feeding of the god ; The daily offering ritual ; The king's offering cult ; Knowledge of temple ritual ; What happened to the cult statues? -- Festivals : Festivals of Osiris ; Feast of the valley ; The festival of Amunhotep I -- Contacting the gods : Places of prayer ; Outside the temple ; Votive offerings ; Statue cults ; Intercessory statues ; Trances and dreams as a means of contacting the gods ; Self-dedication to the god(s) -- In the presence of the gods: how gods communicated with men : Controlled contact with the gods ; Uncontrolled contact with the gods ; Seeking protection from the gods -- Death and funeral rites : The Egyptian attitude toward death ; Building the tomb ; Provisioning the dead ; Preparing the mummy ; The funeral -- Communicating with the dead : Akh spirits ; Letters to the dead ; Dreams and nightmares -- Magic to charm and to kill : Toward a definition of magic in Ancient Egypt ; Who were the magicians? ; Evidence for magical practices ; Spells of protection ; Magic to cure ; Spells to maim and kill -- The Amarna Period: practical aspects of "monotheism" : The nature of the Aten and the rise of the god ; Impact of the new theology ; The conception of the afterlife in the Amarna period ; Impact of the new religion on society ; What did the Amarna theology offer the people? ; Conclusion -- Afterword: An appraisal of Egyptian religion
Control code
ocm656771916
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521613002
Lccn
2010040539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)656771916
  • (Sirsi) a1158225

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