Egyptian Myth and Legend [illustrated, with...

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Author  Donald Mackenzie
Publisher  OrangeSky Project
Publication Date   June 16, 2011
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Pages  479

Description

This highly readable book covers Egyptian religion, history, and culture through its entire civilization. We are accustomed to history measured in decades or centuries. Egypt requires thinking in terms of millenia. There was not one monolithic Egyptian belief system; it went through profound changes over time; this book describes this evolution in great detail. Mackenzie includes many extracts from religious texts, folk tales, and historical documents.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
I. CREATION LEGEND OF SUN WORSHIPPERS
II. THE TRAGEDY OF OSIRIS
III. DAWN OF CIVILIZATION
IV. THE PEASANT WHO BECAME KING
V. RACIAL MYTHS IN EGYPT AND EUROPE
VI. THE CITY OF THE ELF GOD
VII. DEATH AND THE JUDGMENT
VIII. THE RELIGION OF THE STONE WORKERS
IX. A DAY IN OLD MEMPHIS
X. THE GREAT PYRAMID KINGS
XI. FOLK TALES OF FIFTY CENTURIES
XII. TRIUMPH OF THE SUN GOD
XIII. FALL OF THE OLD KINGDOM
XIV. FATHER GODS AND MOTHER GODDESSES
XV. THE RISE OF AMON
XVI. TALE OF THE FUGITIVE PRINCE
XVII. EGYPT'S GOLDEN AGE
XVIII. MYTHS AND LAYS OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
XIX. THE ISLAND OF ENCHANTMENT
XX. THE HYKSOS AND THEIR STRANGE GOD
XXI. JOSEPH AND THE EXODUS
XXII. AMON, THE GOD OF EMPIRE
XXIII. TALK OF THE DOOMED PRINCE
XXIV. CHANGES IN SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE
XXV. AMENHOTEP THE MAGNIFICENT AND QUEEN TIY
XXVI. THE RELIGIOUS REVOLT OF THE POET KING
XXVII. THE EMPIRE OF RAMESES AND THE HOMERIC AGE
XXVIII. EGYPT AND THE HEBREW MONARCHY
XXIX. THE RESTORATION AND THE END

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