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Hornung, Erik

Works: 159 works in 1,048 publications in 12 languages and 13,358 library holdings
Genres: History  Chronologies  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Creator, Adapter, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Correspondent, Dedicatee
Classifications: BL2450.G6, 932
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Most widely held works by Erik Hornung
Conceptions of God in ancient Egypt : the one and the many by Erik Hornung( Book )

77 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudie les diverses approches possibles de la religion égyptienne, les termes qui désignent la divinité, les combinaisons des forces divines, leur représentation, le panthéon. Eclaire sous un jour nouveau des thèmes controversés, tels les rapports du roi et des dieux, les limites de l'efficacité divine
History of ancient Egypt : an introduction by Erik Hornung( Book )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents an introduction to Egyptian history, reflected by the author's treatment of religious developments and their relationship to current Egyptian society, ethics, and politics. He begins his account by taking a brief look at the prehistoric era in Egypt. He then focuses on political events during the period beginning with the reign of "Menes" and closing with the conquest by Alexander the Great. Building on insights drawn from the civilization's surviving texts and monuments, he also describes significant cultural developments, such as changes in burial customs and the building of the Great Pyramids and Sun Temples
The Valley of the Kings : horizon of eternity by Erik Hornung( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines many of the paintings found in the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt
Akhenaten and the religion of light by Erik Hornung( Book )

33 editions published between 200 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from 1375 to 1358 B.C.E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with Egypt's traditional polytheism and focused its worship on a single deity, the sun god Aten. Erik Hornung, one of the world's preeminent Egyptologists, here offers a concise and accessible account of Akhenaten and his religion of light."--Jacket
The quest for immortality : treasures of ancient Egypt by Erik Hornung( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, which includes artefacts from nearly 2000 years before the Christian era. Objects such as coffins, tombs, masks, jewellery, papyri, sarcophagi and monumental and small-scale sculpture reveal the reverence and awe with which the Egyptians considered the mystery of death. The essays in this book explore Egyptian art history, customs and worship, with specific focus on the Amduat, a book devoted to the pharaoh's 12-hour journey to the afterlife. Additional writings detail the background of the collection and focus upon the role of art in ancient Egypt."--Amazon
Idea into image : essays on ancient Egyptian thought by Erik Hornung( Book )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume grew out of a series of lectures delivered to audiences with no special background in Egyptology. While each of the chapters and dresses a separate topic, their shared aim is to convey a sense of the richness, the variety, and the fundamental character of the ancient Egyptian imagination. The book is an introduction to the Mind of Egypt. As far back as the third millennium B.C. the Egyptians were investigating questions that concern us still - questions about being and non-being, about the meaning of death, about the nature of the cosmos and of man, about the basis of human society and the legitimization of power. The Egyptians knew that their answers could never be definitive, and this flexible and pluralistic approach is the essence of their philosophical position. The idea that there is no single answer, that everything is flow and every answer provisional, is worth exploring today in an age that has focused attention on fragmentation while continuing to cling to a history of absolutes. Idea into Image also includes a number of black-and-white photographs by Bill Barrette, which illustrate in concrete visual terms the abstract concepts explored in Hornung's essays
The ancient Egyptian books of the afterlife by Erik Hornung( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. The author looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing the contents of the Book of the Dead and other widely studied examples of the genre. For each composition, he discusses the history of its ancient transmission and its decipherment in modern times, supplying bibliographic information for any text editions. He also seeks to determine whether this literature as a whole presents a monolithic conception of the afterlife. The volume features many drawings from the books themselves
The secret lore of Egypt : its impact on the West by Erik Hornung( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of Egypt as the fount of all wisdom and stronghold of hermetic lore, already strong in antiquity, Hornung (Egyptology, U. of Basel) calls Egyptosophy. Though it was soundly rebuffed by Egyptology, based on conventional science and history, he thinks its continuing impact on western culture"--Publisher's description
Einführung in die Ägyptologie : Stand, Methoden, Aufgaben by Erik Hornung( Book )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Immer noch ist unser Gesamtbild der altägyptischen Kultur in stetiger Bewegung. Der Verfasser versucht, einen knappen, aber möglichst vollständigen Abriss seines Faches vorzulegen. Von der Entstehung der Wissenschaft der Ägyptologie ausgehend werden Schrift und Sprache, Literatur und Musik, Religion, Staat, geisteswissenschaftliche Grundlagen, Geschichte, Archäologie und Kunst der alten Ägypter behandelt. Durch die Erschließung der Primärquellen seit Champollion und zahlreiche Ausgrabungen wird das Originalbild der altägyptischen Kultur allmählich
Tal der Könige : die Ruhestätte der Pharaonen by Erik Hornung( Book )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vooral vertolking van de gedachtenwereld over het hiernamaals, weergegeven op de wanden van de Oudegyptische koningsgraven uit het Nieuwe Rijk (1540-1070 v. Chr)
Ägyptische Unterweltsbücher. by Erik Hornung( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der ägyptische Mythos von der Himmelskuh : eine Ätiologie des Unvollkommenen by Erik Hornung( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Totenbuch der Ägypter by Erik Hornung( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Egyptian chronology( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reviews the foundations of Ancient Egyptian chronology before presenting a relative and an absolute chronology for the time span from prehistoric times until the Hellenistic Period. --From publisher's description
Untersuchungen zur Chronologie und Geschichte des Neuen Reiches by Erik Hornung( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studien zu altägyptischen Lebenslehren by Erik Hornung( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in German and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I by Erik Hornung( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Grab des Haremhab im Tal der Könige by Erik Hornung( Book )

19 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The quest for immortality : treasures of ancient Egypt
Alternative Names
Erik Hornung deutscher Ägyptologe

Erik Hornung Egiptólogo

Erik Hornung egittologo lettone

Erik Hornung egyptologist

Erik Hornung egyptoloog uit Zwitserland

Hornung, Erich 1933-

إريك هور نونج

إيريك هورنونغ

هورنونج، إريك

History of ancient Egypt : an introductionAkhenaten and the religion of lightThe quest for immortality : treasures of ancient EgyptThe ancient Egyptian books of the afterlifeThe secret lore of Egypt : its impact on the WestEinführung in die Ägyptologie : Stand, Methoden, AufgabenAncient Egyptian chronology