Temples of Ancient Egypt

Temples of Ancient Egypt

AUC Press

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Byron E. Shafer

This book presents an important survey of ancient Egyptian temples and the rituals associated with their use. It covers the entire pharaonic era, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, and offers a fresh perspective on ritual and its cultural significance, demonstrating the role of temples as loci for the creative interplay of sacred space and sacred time. Temples of Ancient Egypt challenges the traditional division of temples into the categories of either ÔmortuaryÕ or Ôdivine,Õ showing that their functions and symbolic representations were, at once, too varied and too intertwined.

Contributors: Dieter Arnold, Lanny Bell, Ragnhild Bjerre Finnestad, Gerhard Haeny, and Byron E. Shafer.

ÒNew books occasionally appear which cause genuine excitement amongst their target audience . . . the Shafer volume has already become required reading at my own and other Universities.ÓÑSusanna Thomas, Antiquity Magazine

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