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Lotus and Laurel

Studies on Egyptian Language and Religion (in Honour of Paul John Frandsen)

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

Lotus and Laurel

Studies on Egyptian Language and Religion (in Honour of Paul John Frandsen)

Lotus and Laurel brings together a wealth of essays in celebration of Paul John Frandsen, who has led a distinguished career as a scholar of ancient Egyptian language and religion. The contributors are friends, colleagues, or former students, and all are leading authorities in Egyptology. Evoking his wide range of interests, they touch on a breadth of topics, including religious thought and representation; social questions of gender, kinship, and temple slavery; as well as studies of grammar and etymology. More than a tribute to this important scholar in Egyptology, Lotus and Laurel is a window into some of the most important work going on now in the field. 

521 pages | 27 color plates, 47 halftones, 7 line drawings, 11 tables | 6 3/8 x 9 3/8 | © 2015

History: Ancient and Classical History

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Table of Contents


Bibliography for Paul John Frandsen

Tine Bagh
Sobek Crowned

John Baines
The Self-representation of Pepyankh the Middle at Meir: Scandal, religious institutions and participation, the next world

Ewards Brovarski
Petrie’s pelta palettes

Mette Gregersen
Spend an Optimal day (i?ri? hrw nfr)

Fredrik Hagen
Hieratic ostraca in the National Museum, Copenhagen

Ole Herslund
On the pictorial meaning of the drop-shaped hieroglyph for ‘copper’ from the archaic period to the Middle Kingdom

Friedhelm Hoffmann
XX und XY. Oder: Der kleine Unterschied und woher er nach ägyptischer Vorstellung kommt

Jens Blach Jørgensen
Myths, menarche and the Return of the Goddess

Mogens Jørgensen
The quest  for immortality: Reflections on some Egyptian ‘portraits’ in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Alexandra von Lieven
Antisocial gods? On the transgresstion of norms in ancient Egyptian mythology

Lise Manniche
‘Bes’ rooms

Saphinaz-Amal Naguib
Translating the ancient Egyptian worldview in museums

Rune Nyord
Conceptualizations of embodied space: The semantics of body parts in Sahidic compound prepositions

Tage Petersen
Where did the Way of Hermes lead? One constructing the cosmology of Corpus Hermeticumd—studying texts without a context

Jørgen Podemann Sørensen
On Intercession

Joachim Friedrich Quack
DIE Geburt eines Gottes?

Kim Ryholt
A self-dedication addressed to Anubis: Divine protection against malevolent forces or forced labor?

Rana Sérida
Cultural memory and motifs of magician heroes from ancient to Islamic Egypt

David P. Silverman
The w??? amulet of feldspar and its implicit and explicit wish

John Tait
May Pharaoh listen to the story! Stories-within-stories in Demotic fictional narrative

Lana Troy
How to treat a lady: Reflections on the ‘notorious’ P. Leiden I 371

Pascal Vernus
La racine √gm, notion de ‘rencontre, contact avec’, et ses radicaus derives (gm?, ngmgm et gmgm)

David A. Warburton
The syntax of possession

Harco Willems
Family life in the hereafter according to Coffin Texts spells 131-146: A study in the structure of ancient Egyptian domestic groups

Karl-Theodor Zauzich
Einige mutige Etymologien


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