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The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its by Stephen J. Davis

By Stephen J. Davis

The Copts, adherents of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, this day symbolize the biggest Christian neighborhood within the heart East, and their presiding bishops were accorded the identify of pope because the 3rd century A.D. This significant new three-volume examine of the popes of Egypt covers the background of the Alexandrian patriarchate from its origins to the present-day management of Pope Shenouda III. the 1st quantity analyzes the improvement of the Egyptian papacy from its origins to the increase of Islam.

How did the papal workplace in Egypt evolve as a social and non secular establishment through the first six and a part centuries A.D.? How do the advancements within the Alexandrian patriarchate replicate greater advancements within the Egyptian church as an entire - in its buildings of authority and features of verbal exchange, in addition to in its social and non secular practices? In addressing such questions, Stephen J. Davis examines a variety of proof - letters, sermons, theological treatises, and church histories, in addition to paintings, artifacts, and archaeological is still - to find what the patriarchs did as leaders, how their management was once represented in public discourses, and the way these representations definitively formed the Egyptian Christian id in overdue antiquity.

The Early Coptic Papacy is quantity one of many Popes of Egypt: A background of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, edited by means of Stephen J. Davis and Gawdat Gabra.

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Mummies and Pyramids (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker, Book 3) by Mary Pope Osborne

By Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree residence learn courses at the moment are Magic Tree residence truth Trackers! music the proof with Jack and Annie!
 
whilst Jack and Annie obtained again from their event in Magic Tree condo #3: Mummies within the Morning, they had plenty of questions. Why did humans make mummies? What used to be the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did so much historical Egyptians spend their days? How have been the pyramids built? Find out the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie music the evidence. packed with updated info, pictures, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree condominium truth Trackers are the fitting method for children to determine extra in regards to the issues they found of their favourite Magic Tree condo adventures.

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Object Worlds in Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past by Lynn Meskell

By Lynn Meskell

From the Valley of the Kings to Las Vegas, Egypt looms huge within the Western mind's eye. So why are we intrigued by means of pyramids and practices of mummification? Is it as the old Egyptians fetishized fabric items? And what do Egyptian continues to be let us know approximately biography, embodiment, reminiscence, materiality, the self, and, certainly, ourselves? This publication considers how excavated gadgets demonstrate historic Egyptians' studies in their fabric international. It additionally explores existential questions that not just preoccupied old Egyptians, yet proceed to fascinate buyers. what's the essence of people and issues? How could we comprehend the located reviews of fabric existence? How may well items effectively mediate among worlds? Meskell eventually strikes ahead via time and examines the intake of Egyptian fabric items within the modern international, together with Las Vegas. Meskell presents a sublime research of the aesthetics of historic Egyptian fabric tradition and insights into its mysteries, together with our personal ongoing fascination.

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The Ancient World in Silent Cinema by Dr Pantelis Michelakis, Professor Maria Wyke

By Dr Pantelis Michelakis, Professor Maria Wyke

Within the first 4 many years of cinema, enormous quantities of flicks have been made that drew their concept from historical Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Bible. Few of those movies were studied, or even fewer have obtained serious consciousness. the movies in query, starting from old and mythological epics to variations of old drama, burlesques, lively cartoons and documentaries, recommend a preoccupation with the traditional global that competes in depth and breadth with that of Hollywood's classical period. What contribution did the worlds of antiquity make to early cinema, and the way did they themselves switch for that reason? current prints in addition to ephemera scattered in movie documents and libraries world wide represent a tremendous box of study, and this edited assortment is a primary systematic try and specialize in the instrumental function of silent cinema in early twentieth-century conceptualizations of the traditional Mediterranean and center East.

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The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody, Book 3) by Elizabeth Peters

By Elizabeth Peters

Radcliffe Emerson, the irascible husband of fellow archaeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, has earned the nickname "Father of Curses"—and at Mazghunah he demonstrates why. Denied permission to dig on the pyramids of Dahshoor, he and Amelia are resigned to excavating mounds of rubble in the course of nowhere. and there's not anything within the barren zone helpful in their interest—until an antiquities broker is murdered in his personal store. A moment sighting of a sinister stranger from the crime scene, a mysterious scrap of papyrus, and a lacking mummy case have all whetted Amelia's interest. but if the Emersons commence digging for solutions in an historic tomb, occasions take a darker and deadlier turn—and there's no surviving the very smooth terrors their efforts demonstrate.

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Sacred Space and Sacred Function in Ancient Thebes (Studies by Betsy M. Bryan, Peter F. Dorman

By Betsy M. Bryan, Peter F. Dorman

This quantity provides a sequence of papers introduced at a two-day consultation of the Theban Workshop held on the British Museum in September 2003. because of its political and non secular prominence all through a lot of pharaonic heritage, the zone of historic Thebes bargains students a wealth of monuments whose actual is still and extant iconography will be mixed with textual resources and archaeological unearths in ways in which elucidate the functionality of sacred house as firstly conceived, and which additionally display diversifications to human desire or shifts in cultural conception. The contributions herein tackle concerns reminiscent of the architectural framing of spiritual rite, the implicit performative responses of officiants, the diachronic examine of particular rites, the variation of sacred area to diverse makes use of via actual, representational, or textual alteration, and the advance of formality landscapes in old Thebes.

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Voices from Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Middle Kingdom by R. B. Parkinson

By R. B. Parkinson

Voices from historic Egypt is an anthology featuring translations of sixty records from a golden age of historic Egyptian tradition (c. 2081-1600 BC). The records illustrate all elements of lifestyles and where of literacy in an early civilisation. The 'voices' diversity from the excessive formal literature of non secular rituals and royal monuments to the moved quickly requests of the bureaucrats and the jokes of harrassed workmen. They inform a story now not ony of the highbrow ideals of the elite, yet of family members feuds, love and homicide, in addition to the pastoral desires of a society attempting to reach its imaginative and prescient of absolute order in a chaotic universe. This quantity is a reissue of the dear advent to historical Egyptian literature, first released in 1991. desk of Contents creation; The highbrow atmosphere of Cosmos and kingdom; The King; The lifetime of the Land; non secular existence; the opposite lifestyles; Epilogue; thesaurus; Bibliography.

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Out of Egypt: A Memoir by André Aciman

By André Aciman

This richly coloured memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish kin, from its daring arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus 3 generations later. In stylish and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the very good eccentrics who formed his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and secret agent; the 2 grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt flowers, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose every little thing "at least two times of their lives." and during all of it, we come to grasp a boy who, at the same time he longs for a much broader global, doesn't are looking to be led, endlessly, out of Egypt.

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Visible Language: Inventions of Writing in the Ancient by Christopher Woods

By Christopher Woods

Writing, the facility to make language noticeable and everlasting, is certainly one of humanity's maximum innovations. This ebook offers present views at the origins and improvement of writing in Mesopotamia and Egypt, delivering an outline of every writing procedure and its makes use of. Essays on writing in China and Mesoamerica entire insurance of the 4 "pristine" writing structures - innovations of writing within which there has been no past publicity to texts. The authors discover what writing is, and is no longer, and sections of the textual content are dedicated to Anatolian hieroglyphs of Anatolia, and to the improvement of the alphabet within the Sinai Peninsula within the moment millennium BC and its unfold to Phoenicia the place it spawned the Greek and Latin alphabets. This richly illustrated quantity, issued at the side of an show on the Oriental Institute, presents a present standpoint on, and appreciation of, an invention that modified the process background.

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