By Marc Van De Mieroop
Outlining the most important political and cultural occasions, A heritage of historic Egypt is an authoritative and obtainable creation to this attention-grabbing historic culture.
•An obtainable chronological narrative that pulls on quite a number ancient sources
•Offers an updated survey of historical Egypt's heritage from its origins to its domination by way of the Roman Empire
•Considers social and fiscal existence and the wealthy tradition of historic Egypt
•Places Egypt's historical past inside its neighborhood context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa
•Engages scholars with numerous views on quite a number severe concerns with the main Debate part integrated in each one chapter
•Makes the most recent discoveries and scholarship available to a large audience
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Marcel Granet, La civilisation chinoise: La vie publique et la vie privée, L’évolution de l’humanité: Synthèse historique, 25 (Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1929), 205; idem, La religion des Chinois, 2d ed. (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1951), 21–25. Noegel,Prayer,Magic and Stars 8/27/03 1:06 PM Page 25 Here, There, and Anywhere 25 Several feet below the ground is buried a receptacle containing the bones or relics of ancestors. Directly above this is a subterranean storage vessel containing next year’s seed rice.
Let me turn, now, to the social, with respect to two formations, one of which, while common, does not appear to ﬁgure largely in this volume, that of associations. The other, which is discussed at length elsewhere in this collection, is magic. ” Associations, as religions of “anywhere,” may be understood primarily as replacements of the religion of “here” in modes appropriate to the new world order. ” Responding to the experience of dislocation, they provide a new, predominantly urban, social location.
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