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by James Breasted

  • Author: James Breasted
  • ISBN: 143261827X
  • ISBN13: 978-1432618278
  • ePub: 1258 kb | FB2: 1159 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (January 11, 2005)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Development Of Religion And Thought In Ancient Egypt ePub download

Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. Egypt - Religion History.

Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. New York, C. Scribner's sons.

Breasted, the great Egyptologist who, after perhaps 40 years of exploring Egypt, really knows his stuff . The author, founder of the Oriental Institute in Chicago, opened the doors to all subsequent studies in ancient religion.

Breasted, the great Egyptologist who, after perhaps 40 years of exploring Egypt, really knows his stuff, was asked to give some lectures at Union Theological Seminary in 1910(?). In some regards, it is similar to Wm James' Variety of Religious Experiences", the publishing of his lectures given in 1899 (?)in Edinburgh. Insightful, and absorbing. This is a classic, to be read before anything else on the subject of ancient Egyptian religion.

James Henry Breasted. This book is intended for all readers regardless of their age and interests. The most outstanding feature of the book is that it demonstrates a wonderful subjects from the history. ed show in which ways literalism disrupted the development of a special system of ethics which made its way from the name "Books of the Dead" and transformed into the equivalent of cosmic "get out of jail free cards". The author shows such trends in our society. This book as it is believed is a must-read for all students.

Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt traces Ancient Egyptian religion and thought from the beginning of the dynasties with Menes at about 3400 . through the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 . Author James Breasted uses ancient texts, such as The Book of the Dead and the Pyramid texts, to trace the history of Egyptian religion, as well. as the effects of other cultures on the Egyptians. The chapters, or lectures, are separated into both periods religious thought and by century. This literary and historical analysis is essential for any Egyptology student or enthusiast.

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Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt: Lectures delivered on the Morse Foundation at Union Theological . American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press.

Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt: Lectures delivered on the Morse Foundation at Union Theological Seminary. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN 978-0-226-00110-4.

James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) was the first American citizen to get a PhD in Egyptology, at the University of Berlin. In this book, Breasted details the evolution of religious belief through thousands of years of Egyptian history. He describes (and quotes extensively from) the great funerary texts, most importantly the Pyramid texts, as well as the Coffin texts and the Book of the Dead. He covers the history of Egyptian religion from the earliest Osiran beliefs up to the groundbreaking monotheism of Akhenaton. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Egyptian religion.

by James Henry Breasted. CONTRARY to the popular and current impression, the most important body of sacred literature in Egypt is not the Book of the Dead, but a much older literature which we now call the Pyramid Texts

by James Henry Breasted. CONTRARY to the popular and current impression, the most important body of sacred literature in Egypt is not the Book of the Dead, but a much older literature which we now call the Pyramid Texts. These texts, preserved in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasty Pyramids at Sakkara, form the oldest body of literature surviving from the ancient world and disclose to us the earliest chapter in the intellectual history of man as preserved to modern times.

In this 1912 work, originally delivered as lectures, Breasted discusses the significance of the Pyramid Texts, preserved on fifth- and sixth-dynasty pyramids at Saqqara, an. .

Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt Breasted Cambridge Academ 9781108081993 : The American archaeologist James H. Breasted (1865–1935) is best remembered for his 1906 four-vol. In this 1912 work, originally delivered as lectures, Breasted discusses the significance of the Pyramid Texts, preserved on fifth- and sixth-dynasty pyramids at Saqqara, and recently published in full, to the understanding of ancient Egyptian religious thought.

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Kelerana
Even though this was written 90 years ago this is as current as one might hope for. In anticipation of a visit to Egypt in a couple of months I wanted to learn something of the history and motivation for the sights we are about to see. This provided that and much more. One slight draw back was the abilty to cross reference the footnotes. They refer to pages in the document...but, of course, with Kindle no pages are listed or indexed. Even with that slight problem, it was well worth my while to read every footnote.
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Breasted, the great Egyptologist who, after perhaps 40 years of exploring Egypt, really knows his stuff, was asked to give some lectures at Union Theological Seminary in 1910(?). This is the result. In some regards, it is similar to Wm James' Variety of Religious Experiences", the publishing of his lectures given in 1899 (?)in Edinburgh. Insightful, and absorbing. (The dates are approximate because I don't have the books in front of me.)

Breasted work was in what might be considered the golden age of archeology. Napoleon had discovered and retrieved the Rosetta stone in 1798, enabling Egyptian heirogliphs to be translated. Schliemann (a remarkable man!) discovered "Illium" (Troy) in the late 1800's. And the race was on among the diggers of the world! Lord Cardovan opened King Tut's tomb in 1912 (?), and Egypt became everyone's fascination. (See Arnold Toynbee's, Study of History). The dead sea scrolls were discovered much later, but the fascination with Egypt was punctuated by the fact that how the pyramids were built is still a mystery. "Slave labour" became the common explanation, and is still considered probable by some today. but how did the accuracy of these pyramids result from the work of slaves?? (e.g., over the 750 foot bases of the Cheops pyramid, the vertical and horizontal lines waver by about only 1/2 inches"! With no optics or surveyor's tools. 2 1/2 football fields! There is no mortar in the stone stucture; These stones were cut at the quarry several hundred miles away, and today it is still difficult to put a knife edge in the joints. This is the work of slaves????) [See, Sarton's, 2 Vol. History of Science.]

What Breasted has proposed here in these lectures is a framework of thought that suggests the belief system that supports this remarkable outcome. And remember, these edifices were completed in the life time of the person entombed! Moreover, readers familiar with the Bible, Judaism and Christianity, will be led into an understanding of the background and possible roots of their foundation. This is time when Joseph was in Egypt, and Moses led the Exodus. Read on, good reader!

This book is probably not meant for the casual reader, but for those who want a deeper understanding of the spiritual basis of this remarkably long and elevated civilization, this is a pretty good start.
Dammy
The author, founder of the Oriental Institute in Chicago, opened the doors to all subsequent studies in ancient religion. This is a classic, to be read before anything else on the subject of ancient Egyptian religion. The author describes how the Egyptians developed at an early date a sense of the moral unworthiness of man and a consciousness of deep-seated moral obligation. This is a deep work into the minds of the Ancient Egyptians.
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