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Never Had the Like Occurred: Egypt's View of its Past by John Tait

By John Tait

"Never Had the Like happened" examines historical Egypt's personal multifaceted encounters with its previous. As Egyptian tradition continually replaced and advanced, this booklet follows a chronological association, from early Egypt to the attitudes of the Coptic inhabitants within the Byzantine interval. inside this framework, it asks what entry the Egyptians needed to information regarding the earlier, even if intentionally or unintentionally received; what use was once made up of the earlier; what have been the Egyptians attitudes to the previous; what experience of previous time did the Egyptians have; and what types of reverence for the earlier did they entertain? this can be the 1st publication devoted to the complete diversity of those issues. It presents an explanatory context for the varied past stories that experience handled specific units of facts, specific sessions, or specific concerns. It offers a case examine of the way civilizations may well view and make the most of their past.

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