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Egyptian Solar Religion

1st Edition

By Assmann


248 pages

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The mysteries of the sun cult: preliminary considerations. acting. knowing. Part 2 The iconography of the solar journey: "icon" and "constellation"; the icons of the solar journey reflected by the traditional solar phases hymn. Part 3 The phenomenology of the solar journey: historical aspects - the discarded image. theological aspects. stylistic aspects - the transformation of the solar phases hymn. Part 4 Amun theology of the Early Period: eulogies from tombs - Hatshesput to Amenophis II. Part 5 Ba - hiddenness and oneness: Theban Amun-Re theology in the Ramesside Period I. preliminary observations. oneness and hiddenness. transcendence and hidden unity. Part 6 Cosmic god and saviour: Theban Amun-Re theology of the Ramesside Period II. creation. life. Part 7 Judge and saviour - the god of the individual: the problem of personal piety life. saviour and helper of the oppressed. judge. "division of power" and "representation.

About the Author

Jan Assmann is Honorary Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Constance, where he is today.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt