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ASSMANN, JAN - EGYPTIAN SOLAR RELIGION IN THE NEW KINGDOM: Re, Amun and the Crisis of Polytheism (Studies in Egyptology)

London New York, Kegan Paul Intern. 1995. 2nd revised edition 233 pp. cloth with dustjacket. Spine dustjacket discoloured. Edges minimal yellowed. The golden age of Egyptian solar hymns - the three centuries from c. 1500 to 1200 BC which have provided many hundreds of examples of them - is a unique phenomenon. No other period of Egyptian history, indeed no other culture, has produced such an abundance of poetry in praise of the sun god. There are among them an astonishing abundance of hymns that have an individual character and represent the textual expression of the spiritual-religious movement. The spiritual movement that is embedded in and expressed by them is the struggle to articulate a concept of the unity of the divine - the One God.As the work demonstrates, the sun hymns of the tomb inscriptions, which reveal the theological process of solar religion in all its dimensions, provide a means of accessperhaps unique and certainly the first of its kind - to understanding a highly significant period and aspect of Egyptian religion. very good condition
EUR 85.00 [Appr.: US$ 95.49 | £UK 76.75 | JP¥ 10266] Book number 68692

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