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Author Topic: The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife - opinions?  (Read 3836 times)
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« Reply #1: July 26, 2009, 01:39:13 pm »

Has anyone got any opinions on Erik Hornung's 'The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife'? I have his other book, the conceptions one, on order and am wondering whether to get this as well.

I'm particularly interested in three areas (ma'at/isfet, heka, and Djehuty), which don't sound particularly funerary, but then again funerary texts are sources for a lot of things so I don't want to be too hasty.

This is a very different sort of book than Conceptions.  It's basically an overview of research and knowledge about all the major books dealing with the afterlife in Egyptian thought, noting threads of research, summarizing the contents, and so on.
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