The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art: The Construction of the Kushite Mind, 800 Bc-300 Ad

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BRILL, 2002 - Social Science - 525 pages
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The development of Kushite concepts of order in the state and the cosmos forms the focus of László Török s latest volume. Taking a wide variety of textual and iconographical evidence as his points of departure, the author sheds light on the formation of, and interaction between basic concepts such as inhabited space, sacred space, sacred landscape, historical memory and political legitimacy. The author traces this development by discussing the royal and temple texts, urban architecture, the structure of temple iconography, and the relationship between the society and the temples as places of popular worship, archives of historical memory, and centres of cultural identity.This volume presents the first comprehensive study on the subject.
  

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Contents

The sacred landscape of Nubia
7
Iconography and order in the world
40
temple of Amun
166
historical memory and identity
259
Myth of the state literacy and literature
331
Epilogue
483
Index of names
505
Figures
519
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Laszlo Torok, Dr (1992) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in History, is Honorary Professor at the Philosophical Faculty of the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of the Middle Nile Region (Nubia) and on Egyptian art in the Hellenistic and Late Antique periods.

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