In this classic work, first published in 1899, one of the most prolific Egyptologists of the Victorian era offers his renowned insight into the magical power names, spells, and talismans held for the ancient Egyptians. How did beliefs that predated the worship of deities come to become associated with controlling gods and goddesses? How did magical amulets ward off evil spirits? What role did scar...
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Cosimo Classics; First Thus edition (August 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1558010
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“The original book was penned in 1899, so there is a lot of more current data missing, but it was an interesting read. I would hesitate to call the inner workings "magic," but it does make a good attempt at deciphering some of the ancient symbols. I t...”
bs serve in bestowing immortality? The writings of E.A. Wallis Budge are considered somewhat controversial today because of his use of an archaic system of translation, but useful illustrations and an abundance of information make them necessary works for students of ancient civilizations as well as those of the evolution of historical study. This entertaining overview of the connection between religion and magic in ancient Egypt remain a vital resource today. SIR E.A. WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was curator of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum form 1894 to 1924. Among his many works of translation and studies of ancient Egyptian religion and ritual is his best-known project, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.