Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

A Study in Classical African Ethics

By Maulana Karenga

© 2004 – Routledge

480 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415649803
pub: 2012-06-28
Hardback: 9780415947534
pub: 2003-12-01

About the Book

This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection.

About the Author

Dr. Maulana Karenga is professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is also chair of the President's Task Force on Multicultural Education and Campus Diversity at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Karenga holds two Ph.D.'s; his first in political science with focus on the theory and practice of nationalism (United States International University) and his second in social ethics with a focus on the classical African ethics of ancient Egypt (University of Southern California).

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy