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By Jan Assmann

The shift from polytheism to monotheism replaced the realm considerably. Akhenaten and Moses—a determine of historical past and a determine of tradition—symbolize this shift in its incipient, innovative phases and signify civilizations that have been introduced into the nearest connection as early because the ebook of Exodus, the place Egypt stands for the previous global to be rejected and deserted that allows you to input the recent one.

The seven chapters of this seminal research make clear the nice transformation from diverse angles. among Egypt within the first bankruptcy and monotheism within the final, 5 chapters deal in a variety of methods with the transition from one to the opposite, studying the Exodus delusion, knowing the shift by way of evolution and revolution, confronting Akhenaten and Moses in a brand new means, discussing Karl Jaspers’ conception of the Axial Age, and working with the eighteenth-century view of the Egyptian mysteries as a cultural model.

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