Behind Closed Eyes: Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt

Behind Closed Eyes: Dreams and Nightmares in Ancient Egypt

By: Kasia Szpakowska (author)Hardback

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This new book is the first to present a comprehensive study of dreams as they were perceived and interpreted by the Egyptians in the third and second millennia BC, from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom. The author examines the various roles dreams could play in ancient Egyptian society, whether political, religious, magical, or literary. She also considers the value of dream-interpretation for the happiness of private individuals. The work is accessibly written, and should inform the wider study of psychology and comparative religion. Its arguments are based on an intimate study of the original Egyptian texts; the texts themselves are here set out in translation.

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About Author

Kasia Szpakowska is a Lecturer at the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Wales Swansea.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780954384500
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 249
  • ID: 9780954384500
  • weight: 653
  • ISBN10: 0954384504

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