​​ We use cookies to enhance your experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy & Cookies.​

 
Archaeopress logo
Gordon House, 276 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7ED, England
tel +44 (0) 1865 311914 fax +44 (0) 1865 512231   email: info@archaeopress.com
Monthly AP Alert - join our mailing list today Archaeopress on Facebook Archaeopress on Twitter Archaeopress Site Hut

Search

title, author, ISBN, keyword

Browse for books in the following languages

ARCHAEOPRESS ARCHAEOLOGY
ACCESS ARCHAEOLOGY
ARCHAEOPRESS JOURNALS
POTINGAIR
PRESS
DIGITAL EDITIONS
OPEN ACCESS PLATFORM
Ordering Information
About Us
Publish With Us
Standing Orders
Trade Sales
Contact Us
Request Review Copy
Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb
Author: Sasha Verma. vi+288 pages; illustrated throughout in black and white. 95 2014 Archaeopress Egyptology 1. Available both in printed and e-versions. Printed ISBN 9781905739783. Epublication ISBN 9781905739790.
Book contents page
Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb considers the material and immaterial culture left behind by the ancient Egyptian elite in their tombs starting some 5000 years ago. The book intends to understand this culture reflecting the ‘intention’ of the ancient Egyptians. All these ‘intentions’ are now inaccessible to us, a paradox indeed.

The author starts by examining the ways in which other Egyptologists have understood tomb culture over the past century. Two main clusters of thought dominate the history of this topic, the literal and/or the symbolic meaning. The literal is a popular approach for the modern world; the symbolic encompasses the ancient Egyptians’ ideas about the meaning of life in this and the next world, and metaphysical perfection. The author uses a third mid-way course between the literal and the symbolic; i.e. an attempt to study the evidence in its reality and to search for common, universal factors which may be present and which may aid understanding.

The result is an inventory, analysis and synthesis of the core components of Egyptian cultural dynamics as reflected in the iconographic evolution of Old Kingdom elite tombs. New horizons are opened up for describing and interpreting cultural data of many different levels (identity, ideology as social layers, and static versus dynamic as cultural mechanisms). The work goes beyond mainstream Egyptology, because the findings, apart from a specific Egyptian core, also have universal implications since comparison with other cultures shows comparable phenomena.



View Reviews


NB: This publication is available as an electronic download or printed publication.
If you choose electronic download you will be able to download the publication immediately payment has been confirmed.
Warning - the download size may be over 100MB.

 
Quantity Required  


The epublication is available in PDF format.

 
Private customers
(including academics purchasing for personal use):
Printed Price £40.00 (No VAT). EPublication Price £19.00 (Inc. UK VAT)
Libraries & Institutional customers:
Printed Price £40.00 (No VAT). EPublication Price £48.00 (Inc. UK VAT)
Print / EPublication Bundle Price £55.20 (Inc. UK VAT)
Buy Printed Publication - with free EPublicationBuy EPublication
By purchasing an EPublication you are agreeing to our standard single-user eBook licence available to read in full here. Please note this does not affect your statutory rights.
Buy Printed PublicationBuy Institutional EPublicationBuy Institutional Printed & EPublication Bundle
All EPublications purchased via www.archaeopress.com grant permanent access to a PDF file for self-hosting. Our multi-user licence grants limitless downloads with no restriction to concurrent users. Restrictions may apply to printing, copy/paste etc., please contact info@archaeopress.com.
By purchasing an EPublication you are agreeing to our standard multi-user licence available to read in full here.


You might also like these
Dating the Tombs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom
£34.00
Body, Cosmos and Eternity: New Trends of Research on Iconography and Symbolism of Ancient Egyptian Coffins
£35.00

For help and information please email info@archaeopress.com