The Mind of Egypt: History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs
Harvard University Press | ISBN: 0674012119 | October 30, 2003 | PDF | 15 Mb | 528 Pages
"Writing a history of the development of the ancient Egyptian mind," wrote the Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt a century and a half ago, is "an impossibility." Today, observes Jan Assmann, we know "infinitely more about Egypt" than did the scholars of Burckhardt's day. But, even so, the ancient Egyptian mind continues to elude us.