Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art: The Construction of the Kushite Mind (800 BC-300 AD) [Probleme der Ägyptologie, No. 18]. László Török.
The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art: The Construction of the Kushite Mind (800 BC-300 AD) [Probleme der Ägyptologie, No. 18]

The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art: The Construction of the Kushite Mind (800 BC-300 AD) [Probleme der Ägyptologie, No. 18]

Leiden: Brill, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. XIX, [1], 525pp (text), [32]pp (figures), [28]pp (plates). Original photographic paper covered boards. Publisher's logo on title page. First comprehensive study on the development of Kushite concepts of order in the state and the cosmos. 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. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #32848

Price: $200.00

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