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  • Cultural Memory and Early Civilizationby Jan Assmann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book presents a groundbreaking theoretical analysis of memory, identity and culture. more...

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    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 133.00

    Das verschleierte Bild zu Sais: Schillers Ballade und ihre griechischen und agyptischen Hintergrunde (Lectio Teubneriana) more...

  • Religio Duplexby Jan Assmann

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West - that of 'religio duplex', or dual religion. He begins by returning to the theology of the Ancient Egyptians, who set out to present their culture as divided between the popular and the elite.... more...

  • From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Changeby Jan Assmann

    The American University in Cairo Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    The shift from polytheism to monotheism changed the world radically. Akhenaten and Moses-a figure of history and a figure of tradition-symbolize this shift in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations that were brought into the closest connection as early as the Book of Exodus, where Egypt stands for the old world to be rejected... more...

  • Exodusby Jan Assmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 23.34

    Die Geschichte vom Auszug aus Ägypten ist eine der wirkmächtigsten Erzählungen der Menschheit. Sie steht für die Befreiung aus Sklaverei, aber auch für die Erfindung des Glaubens an den einen Gott. Jan Assmann verfolgt die Spuren der Exodus-Erzählung zurück bis ins Alte Ägypten und nach vorne bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. Er entfaltet eine neue Theorie... more...

  • From Akhenaten to Mosesby Jan Assmann

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 23.99

    The shift from polytheism to monotheism changed the world radically. Akhenaten and Moses?a figure of history and a figure of tradition?symbolize this shift in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations that were brought into the closest connection as early as the Book of Exodus, where Egypt stands for the old world to be rejected... more...

  • Monotheismus und die Sprache der Gewaltby Jan Assmann

    Komplett Media GmbH 2011; US$ 5.60

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  • The Price of Monotheismby Jan Assmann; Robert Savage

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    Nothing has so radically transformed the world as the distinction between true and false religion. In this nuanced consideration of his own controversial Moses the Egyptian , renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann answers his critics, extending and building upon ideas from his previous book. Maintaining that it was indeed the Moses of the Hebrew Bible... more...

  • Relict Speciesby Jan Christian Habel; Thorsten Assmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 159.00

    Mankind has evolved both genetically and culturally to become a most successful and dominant species. But we are now so numerous and our technology is so p- erful that we are having major effects on the planet, its environment, and the b- sphere. For some years prophets have warned of the possible detrimental consequences of our activities, such as... more...

  • Archiv Religionsgeschichte 2007by Jan Assmann; Fritz Graf; Tonio Hölscher

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 249.00

    Archiv für Religionsgeschichte is a specialised journal dealing primarily with religions of the ancient world. The different aspects of the field of research are covered in essays, reports on the main areas of religious studies and in individual articles. Each volume has a thematic focus, which is dealt with either in a larger study or from the... more...