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The Priests of Ancient Egypt (Paperback, New ed): Serge Sauneron

The Priests of Ancient Egypt (Paperback, New ed)

Serge Sauneron; Translated by David Lorton; Foreword by Jean-Pierre Corteggiani

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The gods were everywhere in Ancient Egypt. Represented by statues, bas-reliefs, and funerary paintings, they even walked among the Egyptians in the person of Pharaoh, considered to be a living god, son of the divine Ra. What better way to understand that distant culture than by becoming familiar with the people who served those gods?

Using as his sources the Egyptian texts and the testimony of classical authors, Serge Sauneron illuminates the role of the priesthood in Ancient Egypt. He re-creates the system of thought of one of the great civilizations of antiquity, addressing such topics as priestly functions, the world of the temples, holy festivals, tombs, and pyramids.

Sauneron describes the ceremonies of daily worship, considered vital in preventing the world's descent into chaos. He takes us deep into the sacred precincts of the temples -- home to the divine statues in which a part of the god was believed to dwell. One of the duties of the priests was to maintain these sacred effigies, to nourish, clothe, and protect them from attacks by evil spirits.

This edition of The Priests of Ancient Egypt, an augmented version of the 1957 classic, was published in France in 1988, and has been translated authoritatively by David Lorton.

General

Imprint: Cornell University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2000
First published: 2000
Authors: Serge Sauneron
Translators: David Lorton
Foreword by: Jean-Pierre Corteggiani
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade / Trade / Trade
Pages: 240
Edition: New ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8014-8654-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Ancient Egyptian religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions > Ancient Egyptian religion
LSN: 0-8014-8654-8
Barcode: 9780801486548

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