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Wilson, John A. (John Albert) 1899-1976

Overview
Works: 103 works in 375 publications in 8 languages and 8,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Composer
Classifications: BL96, 913.32
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Most widely held works about John A Wilson
 
Most widely held works by John A Wilson
The burden of Egypt : an interpretation of ancient Egyptian culture by John A Wilson( Book )

90 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rise and fall of ancient Egypt, describing geographic factors in the civilization's development; each of the dynasties; and the late empire and post-empire period. Includes a chronology
The intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East by Henri Frankfort( Book )

34 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To people in ancient times the phenomenal world was teeming with life; the thunderclap, the sudden shadow, the unknown and eerie clearing in the wood, all were living things. This unabridged edition traces the fascinating history of thought from the pre-scientific, personal concept of a "humanized" world to the achievement of detached intellectual reasoning. The authors describe and analyze the spiritual life of three ancient civilizations: the Egyptians, whose thinking was profoundly influenced by the daily rebirth of the sun and the annual rebirth of the Nile; the Mesopotamians, who believed the stars, moon, and stones were all citizens of a cosmic state; and the Hebrews, who transcended prevailing mythopoeic thought with their cosmogony of the will of God. In the concluding chapter the Frankforts show that the Greeks, with their intellectual courage, were the first culture to discover a realm of speculative thought in which myth was overcome. -- from back cover
Signs & wonders upon Pharaoh; a history of American Egyptology by John A Wilson( Book )

15 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of archaeology in Egypt, including the early exploration, the copyists, collectors, and translators, as well as the work of individuals such as Napoleon, John Ledyard, Jean Francois Champollion, Mohammed Ali, Giovanni Belzoni, George Gliddon, Ismail (and the Suez Canal), Auguste Mariette, Alexander H. Rhind, Charles Piazzi Smyth, Edwin Smith, Sir Evelyn Baring (Lord Cromer), Gaston Maspero, Amelia B. Edwards, Sir Flinders Petrie, Arthur Evans, Rev. Archibald H. Sayce, Charles E. Wilbour, Theodore M. Davis, James Henry Breasted, George Andrew Reisner, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvo
Development of religion and thought in ancient Egypt by James Henry Breasted( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to the popular and current impression, the most important body of sacred literature in Egypt is not the Book of the Dead, but a much older literature which we now call the "Pyramid Texts." These texts, preserved in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasty Pyramids at Sakkara, form the oldest body of literature surviving from the ancient world and disclose to us the earliest chapter in the intellectual history of man as preserved to modern times. They are to the study of Egyptian language and civilization what the Vedas have been in the study of early East Indian and Aryan culture. Discovered in 1880-81, they were published by Maspero in a pioneer edition which will always remain a great achievement and a landmark in the history of Egyptology. The fact that progress has been made in the publication of such epigraphic work is no reflection upon the devoted labors of the distinguished first editor of the Pyramid Texts ... It was therefore with peculiar pleasure that just after the appearance of Sethe's edition of the Pyramid Texts I received President Francis Brown's very cordial invitation to deliver the Morse Lectures at Union Theological Seminary on some subject in Egyptian life and civilization. While it was obviously desirable at this juncture to choose a subject which would involve some account of the Pyramid Texts, it was equally desirable to assign them their proper place in the development of Egyptian civilization. This latter desideratum led to a rather more ambitious subject than the time available before the delivery of the lectures would permit to treat exhaustively, viz., to trace the development of Egyptian religion in its relation to life and thought."--Preface (p. xiii-xiv)
Before philosophy, the intellectual adventure of ancient man; an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East by Henri Frankfort( Book )

15 editions published between 1946 and 1972 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in honor of John A. Wilson, September 12, 1969 by John A Wilson( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and Spanish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authority and law in the ancient Orient by John A Wilson( Book )

8 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical records of Ramses III. The texts in Medinet Habu volumes I and II by William F Edgerton( Book )

16 editions published between 1936 and 1980 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Medinet Habu by University of Chicago( Book )

in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cultura egipcia by John A Wilson( Book )

34 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotus in Egypt by John A Wilson( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most ancient verse by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible and the ancient Near East : essays in honor of William Foxwell Albright by G. Ernest Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of this volume, presented to Professor Albright on his seventieth birth-day, were written by nine of his outstanding pupils and five of this country's most eminent specialists in the study of the ancient Near East. The essays range almost as wide as the interests of the great scholar to whom they are dedicated, covering developments and trends of the past few decades in OT literature, history, language, archeology, paleography, chronology; South Arabian studies; Sumerian literature and religion; Egyptian language, literature, and religion; Hittite and Anatolian studies. John Bright in the opening essay on "Modern Study of Old Testament Literature" well says, "It is fitting that a volume in honor of William Foxwell Albright should begin with a chapter on Biblical literature and criticism. For, while it is possible that future generations will remember Professor Albright less as a Biblical critic sensu stricto than for his countless contributions to linguistic science, archeology, and the whole field of ancient Oriental history, it is probable that few men of our times have affected the course of Old Testament studies more profoundly than he. More than this, he has awakened an interest in, and imparted an understanding of, the Bible to many students who have sat at his feet, as the present writer would like gratefully to testify."--Http://www.jstor.org (Sep. 15, 2013)
Medinet Habu studies, 1928/29 by Uvo Hölscher( Book )

8 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Los Angeles County, California, with illustrations by J. Albert Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Egypte, vie et mort d'une civilisation by John A Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical memoir of James Henry Breasted, 1865-1935 by John A Wilson( )

2 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Near Eastern texts relating to the Old Testament by James B Pritchard( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts of the ancient near East
The collapse of an ancient civilization by John A Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radio discussion of the Jews, January 28, 1940 by University of Chicago Round Table (Radio program)( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East
Alternative Names
John A. Wilson American Egyptologist

John A. Wilson Amerikaans historicus (1899-1976)

John A. Wilson US-amerikanischer Ägyptologe

John Albert Wilson

Wilson, J. A. 1899-1976

Wilson, J. A. (John Albert), 1899-1976

Wilson, John 1899-1976

Wilson, John A.

Wilson John A. 1899-1976

Wilson, John A. (John Albert), 1899-1976

Wilson, John Albert

Wilson, John Albert 1899-

Wilson, John Albert 1899-1976

Wilsūn, Zhūn 1899-1976

Джон А. Уилсон американский египтолог

جون ولسون، 1899-1976

ولسون، جون، 1899-1976

ويلسون، جون البرت

ジョン・A・ウィルスン

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English (210)

Spanish (49)

German (7)

French (6)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

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The intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near EastDevelopment of religion and thought in ancient EgyptLa cultura egipcia