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The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Kevin Van Bladel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Before the more famous Renaissance European reception of the ancient Greek Hermetica, the Arabic tradition about Hermes and the works under his name had been developing and flourishing for 700 years. ... More


Enoch’s Association or Equation with Other Figures

John C. Reeves and Annette Yoshiko Reed

in Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Volume I: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198718413
eISBN:
9780191787683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718413.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses upon collecting the numerous texts which posit an identification of the biblical character Enoch with other similarly endowed figures occurring in later Jewish, Christian, ... More


Macrocosm to Microcosm: Reading the Skies and Stars in Fatimid Egypt

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The anonymous author of the Book of Curiosities provides an account of the origins of astronomy and astronomical tables, placing it in the Indian city of Kannauj. This tale merges the biography of ... More


Hermopolis: The City of the Eight

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

On the west bank of the Nile, about forty kilometres south of Minya, the metropolis of Middle Egypt, lies a site that is rarely visited by tourists but archaeologically very important?Ashmunayn. Its ... More


Ancient Egypt in the Renaissance

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Although the Renaissance is intimately associated with the discovery, application, and reinterpretation of the forms of classical antiquity, the recovery of classical antiquity also brought with it ... More


Religions of Transformation

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 7 observes that religions which might be described as esoteric or transformative acquire an unprecedented prominence in this period. The polemic of Alexander of Lycopolis against the ... More


Never a More Happy Time

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Edward William Lane's artistic training made him access the most of the opportunity, wherein he could easily assess the various media and techniques of the ancient artists. While the different ... More


Stock Epithets and Cross-Cultural Cognomens

John C. Reeves and Annette Yoshiko Reed

in Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Volume I: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198718413
eISBN:
9780191787683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718413.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter assembles sources which utilize several popular epithets that accompany the figure of Enoch and serve to identify him even in those literary contexts which do not explicitly use the name ... More


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