Akhenaten and the Religion of Light

ISBN-10: 0801487250
ISBN-13: 9780801487255
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 1/25/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Jan Assmann is professor of Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg.David Lorton, an Egyptologist, is the translator of many books, including Erik Hornung's books The Secret Lore of Egypt and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light , both from Cornell.

Translator's Note
Map of Egypt
The Founder of a Religion Is Discovered
Champollion's Impressions
Lepsius Discovers the Founder
Vague Recollections in Antiquity
The Discovery Is Completed
The "Heretic" as Precursor of Modern Ideas
New Archaeological Finds
A New Religion Comes to Light
The First Biography and Its Influence
Critical Notes Are Sounded
Not in the Mists of Later Legends
The Religious Background
The New Solar Theology
His Father's Policies
The Royal Sed-Festival
The Festival of the Elder King
The Search for New Intermediaries
The First Steps
The Royal Titulary as Program for a Reign
Pharaoh's Titulary
The Origin of a God
The Sanctuaries at Karnak
Once Again, the Sed-Festival
The Grotesque Pharaoh
No Fear of Emotion
Only One God
Akhenaten's "Perestroika"
"The Beautiful Child of the Living Aten"
A New Religion
No Divine Revelation
God as Pharaoh
Pharaoh as God
The Female Element: Nefertiti
Possible Advisers
A City for a God
The Founding of Akhetaten
An Unusual Residence
Comfort Is Required
The City of Light
The Pure Teaching
New Sanctuaries for the Aten
A Holy Family
A Change of Name
The Great Hymn to the Aten
The Universal Deity: Light
The Question of Monotheism
Persecution of the Old Deities
Egypt as the "Cradle of Monotheism"?
The Cosmic God of the Ramesside Period
The Monotheistic "Cosmic Formula"
Belief in an Afterlife without a Hereafter
Osiris in the Shadow of the New Light
The Afterlife Becomes This-worldly
Living On in the Temple
External Forms
The King's Grace Replaces the Judgment of the Dead
The Inyotef Song
Dark Years
The Eventful Year 12
Kiya, the Beloved
The Dakhamanzu Affair
A "Sunset" Filled with Mystery
Mockery of the "Heretic King"
The End Is Uncertain
The Successors
Many Women, but No Heir
Tutankhaten Makes His Appearance
Return to Amun and Ptah
The End of the Dynasty: Aya and Haremhab
Epilogue
Failure and Continuity
More Than an Episode
The Sun Endures
Roots of Fundamentalism
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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