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Egypt in Transition, Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millennium BCE

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ISBN: 978-80-7308-334-2
Description: hardback, 501 pages (23,5x15,5 cm), figs.
Condition: very good
Weight: 1140g.


Egypt in Transition, Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millennium BCE, Proceedings of an International Conference, Prague, September 1-4, 2009, L. Bares, F. Coppens, K. Smolarikova (eds.), Charles University, Prague 2010


The first millennium BCE represents for Egypt a period of tremendous changes and developments on the political, social, economic and religious level. The millennium was shaped and characterised by a continuous interaction between Egypt as an independent political entity, with its indigenously developed social and religious system, and various political, military and cultural forces and influences introduced into the country, both through occupation and trade. Throughout the millennium one observes a conscious retrieval and interpretation of the past based on the traditions of the third and second millennium BCE in an attempt to preserve the country's cultural identity in the face of foreign influences and occupation. As a result, new religious and social concepts developed, which were incorporated in the ideological and administrative spheres of the centralised state and manifested themselves in art, architecture, language and religion. In early September 2009, the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague hosted an international workshop dedicated specifically to social and religious developments in Egypt in the course of the first millennium BCE. The volume at hand contains 20 of the papers presented at the workshop.

Egypt in Transition - The First Millennium BCE
Conference Programme
List of Abbreviations
Ladislav Bares
A Seal of the Necropolis from the Late Period shaft tomb of Menekhibnekau at Abusir
Julia Budka
The Use of Pottery in Funerary Contexts during the Libyan and Late Period: A View from Thebes and Abydos
Filip Coppens - Hana Vymazalova
Long Live the King! Notes on the Renewal of Divine Kingship in the Temple
Elizabeth Frood
Horkhebi's Decree and the Development of Priestly Inscriptional Practices in Karnak
John Gee
The Cult of Chespisichis
Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum - Micah T. Ross
The Role of Egypt in the Development of the Horoscope
Roberto B. Gozzoli
Old Formats, New Experiments and Royal Ideology in the Early Nubian Period (ca. 721-664 BCE)
Agnese lob
Some Remarks on Precious Objects from Tunis and Meroe
Jiri Janak - Renata Landgrafova
Colourful Spells and Wooden Grid. Nekau's Book of the Dead Once More
Claus Jurman
Running with Apis. The Memphite Apis Cult as a Point of Reference for Social and Religious Practice in Late Period Elite Culture
Heba I.M. Mahran
The Pseudo-naos of the Late Period. A Comparative View
Jan Moje
Die Entwicklung der bilinguen und monolinguen demotischen Graffiti im Agypten des ersten Jahrtausends v. Chr.
Hana Navratilova
Graffiti Spaces
Giulia Pagliari
The Egyptian Royal Palace in the First Millennium BCE. An Example of Cultural Continuity from the Middle Kingdom to the Late Period
Amaury Petigny
Le chdtiment des rois rebelles a Memphis dans la seconde moitie du fr millenaire av. J.-C.
Vincent Razanajao
Du Un au Triple. Reflexions sur la mise en place de la triade d'lmet et I 'evolution d'un systeme theologique local
Cynthia Sheikholeslami
The Night and Day Hours in Twenty-Fifth Dynasty Sarcophagi from Thebes
Mark Smith
The Reign of Seth: Egyptian Perspectives from the First Millennium BCE
Kveta Smolarikova
The Phenomenon of Archaism in the Saite Period Funerary Architecture
Neal Spencer
Sustaining Egyptian culture? Non-royal Initiatives in the Late Period Temple Building

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