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9. Magic and Religion in Ancient Egypt

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1. Title Title of document 9. Magic and Religion in Ancient Egypt - Theorizing Religion in Antiquity
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Rita Lucarelli; University of California at Berkeley;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies; Ancient History
4. Subject Keyword(s) religion in antiquity; ancient religion; ancient history; classics
5. Subject Subject classification ancient religion
6. Description Abstract In ancient Egypt there are no emic terms that we could translate as 'religion' or 'magic'. For decades, Egyptologists have been using these terms in contrast to each other when describing the official, more sophisticated religious activities of the temple versus the personal and more limited magical practices as described in spells. The most recent trend in studies of ancient Egyptian magic, instead, considers it as an integral part of religion. In this essay the textual and material evidence of religious and magical practices, rituals and artifacts produced during the long span of the ancient Egyptian history, which stretches from Prehistory through the Pharaonic and until the Graeco-Roman Period, will be discussed in order to illustrate the main theoretical issues related to the ancient Egyptian beliefs and activities concerned with the supernatural and according to an emic perspective on the available sources.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 13-May-2019
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.27969
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Theorizing Religion in Antiquity
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) worldwide,
6th century BCE to 4th century CE
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd