The Religious Nile (inbunden)
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I.B. Tauris
50 black and white integrated illustrations
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52:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Gloss Lam

The Religious Nile

Water, Ritual and Society Since Ancient Egypt

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2018-07-30
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The Nile is arguably the most famous river in the world. For millennia, the search for its source defeated emperors and explorers. Yet the search for its source also contained a religious quest - a search for the origin of its divine and life-giving waters. Terje Oestigaard reveals how the beliefs associated with the river have played a key role in the cultural development and make-up of the societies and civilizations associated with it. Drawing upon his personal experience and fieldwork in Africa, including details of rites and ceremonies now fast disappearing, the author brings out in rich detail the religious and spiritual meanings attached to the life-giving waters by those whose lives are so bound to the river. Part religious quest, part exploration narrative, the author shows how this mighty river is a powerful source for a greater understanding of human nature, society and religion.
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Terje Oestigaard is Senior Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, and Docent, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden. He has a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Bergen. His books include Water, Christianity & the Rise of Capitalism (I.B.Tauris, 2013), Religion at Work in Globalised Traditions (2014), and Water and Food: From Hunter Gatherers to Global Production (co-ed. with T. Tvedt, I.B.Tauris, 2016).


Preface Chapter 1: Sources of Religion Chapter 2: The Source of the Blue Nile and Lake Tana in Ethiopia Chapter 3: From Lake Victoria to Murchison Falls in Uganda Chapter 4: Sources in the Sky and Rainmaking Chapter 5: The River Civilization in the Desert Chapter 6: Water and World Religions along the Nile Index