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Organization of the Pyramid Texts, 2 Volume Set (H M Hays) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2012) 9789004218659
Organization of the Pyramid Texts, 2 Volume Set (H M Hays) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2012) 9789004218659
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Title: The Organization of the Pyramid Texts, 2 Volume Set

Author: Hays, H M

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004218659

Volumes: 2; Pages: 900

List Price in Cloth: $252.00 Our price: $209.99

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The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest sizable body of religious texts in the world. Discovered in the late nineteenth century, they had been inscribed on the interior stone walls of the pyramid tombs of third-millennium kings and queens. From their content it is clear that they were concerned with the afterlife state of the tomb owner, but the historical meaning of their emergence has been poorly understood. This book weds traditional philological approaches to linguistic anthropology in order to associate them with two spheres of human action: mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife. Monumentalized as hieroglyphs in the tomb, their function was now one step removed from the human events that had motivated their original production. Table of ContentsVolume OneIntroductionChapter One Performance Settings and StructuresChapter Two Groups and Series of Pyramid TextsChapter Three Categories of Pyramid TextsChapter Four Interface of Groups and CategoriesChapter Five RecapitulationCoda Types of Pyramid Texts and Their Interface with GroupsIndicesVolume TwoListing One Pyramid Texts by Typology and DispositionListing Two Sequences of Pyramid TextsListing Three Subsequences of Pyramid TextsListing Four Typological Motifs of Pyramid TextsPlans of Texts in Royal PyramidsCharts of Groups of Texts in Royal PyramidsReferences Cited
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