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Egypt's Legacy : The Archetypes of Western Civilization: 3000 to 30 BC - Michael Rice

Egypt's Legacy

The Archetypes of Western Civilization: 3000 to 30 BC

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1997
ISBN: 9780415157797
Number Of Pages: 250

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Drawing on Jungian psychology to show why Egypt has been so important in the history of Western civilisation, Michael Rice explains the majesty and enduring appeal of Egyptian civilization.

Jung claimed that there exist certain psychological drives dormant in our shared unconscious: these are the archetypes. From the omnipotent god to the idea of the nation state, the formulation of most of these archetypes is owed to ancient Egypt.

Michael Rice sets out to recover the sense of wonder that the Egyptians themselves felt as they contemplated the world in which they lived, and the way they expressed that wonder in the religion, art and literature. He traces the story of Egyptian civilization from its emergence in the third millennium BC to its transformation following the Macedonian conquest in 30 BC.

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"This exuberant book will appeal to those willing to think about history from a Jungian standpoint." - Religious Studies Review

List of Illustrations
The Chronology of Ancient Egypt
The Nature of Ancient Egyptp. 1
The Ancient Egyptian Psychep. 27
Egypt and 'the Gods'p. 52
Before the Kings: Predynastic Egyptp. 64
Kingship and the Archaic Kingsp. 86
Egypt's Glory: The Old Kingdomp. 101
Hiatus: The First Intermediate Periodp. 119
Restoration: The Middle Kingdomp. 124
Invasion: The Second Intermediate Periodp. 140
Imperial Egypt: The New Kingdomp. 145
Tutankhamun and the Reaffirmation of Amunp. 159
The Ramessides and the Decline of Egyptp. 166
The Final Phasep. 173
The Greeks in Egyptp. 182
The Myth of Egyptp. 192
Notesp. 208
Select Bibliographyp. 220
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415157797
ISBN-10: 041515779X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 10th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.13  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1