search for books and compare prices
David Lorton has written 23 work(s)
Search for other authors with the same name
displaying 1 to 23 | at end
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
Cover for 9780801442414 Cover for 9780801479731 Cover for 9780801452543 Cover for 9780801445460 Cover for 9780801477492 Cover for 9780801444722 Cover for 9780801438677 Cover for 9780801489532 Cover for 9780801441653 Cover for 9780801440786 Cover for 9780801440502 Cover for 9780801438479 Cover for 9780801438349 Cover for 9780801437861 Cover for 9780801487293 Cover for 9780801436581 Cover for 9780801487255 Cover for 9780801437168 Cover for 9780801486302 Cover for 9780801436857 Cover for 9780801486548 Cover for 9780801435973 Cover for 9780801485763 Cover for 9780801435157 Cover for 9780801485152 Cover for 9780748613427 Cover for 9780801434716 Cover for 9780801484759 Cover for 9780801432224 Cover for 9780801483134
cover image for 9780801479731
Product Description: "Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge." In his new book, Assmann explores images of death and of death rites in ancient Egypt to provide startling new insights into the particular character of the civilization as a whole...read more
By Jan Assmann and David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801442414 | Cornell Univ Pr, January 31, 2006, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: "Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge.

Paperback:

9780801479731 | Abr upd edition (Cornell Univ Pr, October 21, 2014), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: "Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the world they create so they can live with that knowledge.

cover image for 9780801452543
Product Description: How well do we really know ancient Egypt? The world of the Egyptians seems strangely familiar to us: exhibitions of ancient art and archaeological discoveries in the desert sands continue to generate interest and amazement, while Egyptian motifs appear in architecture, literature, artworks, advertising, and film...read more
By David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801452543 | Cornell Univ Pr, September 24, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: How well do we really know ancient Egypt?

cover image for 9780801477492
Product Description: "Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to Stoicism, to Gnostic ideas, and even to certain Aristotelian doctrines...read more
By Jan Assmann (foreword by), Florian Ebeling and David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801445460 | Cornell Univ Pr, June 1, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to Stoicism, to Gnostic ideas, and even to certain Aristotelian doctrines.

Paperback:

9780801477492 | Reprint edition (Cornell Univ Pr, November 1, 2011), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to Stoicism, to Gnostic ideas, and even to certain Aristotelian doctrines.

cover image for 9780801444722
Product Description: "Today, a good century after the first X-rays of mummies, Egyptology has the benefit of all the methods and means at the disposal of forensic medicine. The 'mummy stories' we tell have changed their tone, but they have enjoyed much success, with fantastic scientific and technological results resolving the mysteries of the ancient land of the pharaohs...read more

Hardcover:

9780801444722 | Cornell Univ Pr, October 10, 2006, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: "Today, a good century after the first X-rays of mummies, Egyptology has the benefit of all the methods and means at the disposal of forensic medicine.

cover image for 9780801489532
Product Description: Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We have long been schooled in the myth of the Egyptian ruler. In his new book Michel Chauveau brings us a picture of her firmly based in reality...read more

Hardcover:

9780801438677 | Cornell Univ Pr, February 1, 2002, cover price $37.00 | About this edition: Attempts to correct the myths surrounding Cleopatra's personal and public lives by discussing such issues as her relationship with Mark Antony and the efforts she and others made to romanticize her own life.

Paperback:

9780801489532 | Cornell Univ Pr, October 31, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Hardcover:

9780801439629 | Cornell Univ Pr, October 1, 2002, cover price $29.95

Paperback:

9780801489549 | Cornell Univ Pr, October 31, 2004, cover price $23.95

cover image for 9780801441653
Product Description: In their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Fran├žoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods. Drawing on the insights of anthropology, the authors discuss such topics as the identities, images, and functions of the gods; rituals and liturgies; personal forms of piety expressing humanity's need to establish a direct relation with the divine; and the afterlife, a central feature of Egyptian religion...read more

Hardcover:

9780801441653 | Cornell Univ Pr, April 1, 2004, cover price $76.95 | About this edition: In their wide-ranging interpretation of the religion of ancient Egypt, Fran├žoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explore how, over a period of roughly 3500 years, the Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods.

cover image for 9780801440786

Hardcover:

9780801440786 | Cornell Univ Pr, November 26, 2003, cover price $46.50

cover image for 9780801440502
Product Description: The names of ancient Egyptian kings such as Cheops, Akhenaten, and Ramesses II have become part of popular culture. Yet, for all the tombs and statuary that have survived over the millennia, surprisingly little remains that speaks to the workings of government, cabals in the palace, political factions, and the private lives of the royal families...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780801440502 | Cornell Univ Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $55.50 | About this edition: The names of ancient Egyptian kings such as Cheops, Akhenaten, and Ramesses II have become part of popular culture.

Hardcover:

9780801438349 | Cornell Univ Pr, June 28, 2001, cover price $51.95

cover image for 9780801437861
Product Description: First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of Jan Assmann's views on ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Jan Assmann and David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801437861 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $73.95 | About this edition: First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.

Paperback:

9780801487293 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.

cover image for 9780801487255
Product Description: Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from 1375 to 1358 B.C. E. Called the "religious revolutionary," he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. The cult he founded broke with Egypt's traditional polytheism and focused its worship on a single deity, the sun god Aten...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Erik Hornung and David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801436581 | Cornell Univ Pr, November 1, 1999, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A fascinating study of the Egyptian king who created his own cult devoted to the sun god Aten focuses on the rein of Amenhotep IV, who ruled from 1375 to 1358 B.

Paperback:

9780801487255 | Reprint edition (Cornell Univ Pr, January 1, 2001), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was king of Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty and reigned from 1375 to 1358 B.

cover image for 9780801437168
Product Description: Karol Mysliwiec surveys a turbulent time in Ancient Egyptian culture and history--the eight hundred years between the eleventh century B.C.E. and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E., after which Egypt became part of the Hellenistic world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780801437168 | Cornell Univ Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $62.95 | About this edition: Karol Mysliwiec surveys a turbulent time in Ancient Egyptian culture and history--the eight hundred years between the eleventh century B.

cover image for 9780801486302
Product Description: Karol Mysliwiec surveys a turbulent time in Ancient Egyptian culture and history--the eight hundred years between the eleventh century B.C.E. and the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E., after which Egypt became part of the Hellenistic world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780801486302 | Cornell Univ Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Karol Mysliwiec surveys a turbulent time in Ancient Egyptian culture and history--the eight hundred years between the eleventh century B.

cover image for 9780801436857
Product Description: The gods were everywhere in Ancient Egypt. Represented by statues, bas-reliefs, and funerary paintings, they even walked among the Egyptians in the person of Pharaoh, considered to be a living god, son of the divine Ra. What better way to understand that distant culture than by becoming familiar with the people who served those gods? Using as his sources the Egyptian texts and the testimony of classical authors, Serge Sauneron illuminates the role of the priesthood in Ancient Egypt...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780801436857 | New sub edition (Cornell Univ Pr, May 1, 2000), cover price $55.95 | About this edition: The gods were everywhere in Ancient Egypt.

cover image for 9780801486548
Product Description: The gods were everywhere in Ancient Egypt. Represented by statues, bas-reliefs, and funerary paintings, they even walked among the Egyptians in the person of Pharaoh, considered to be a living god, son of the divine Ra. What better way to understand that distant culture than by becoming familiar with the people who served those gods? Using as his sources the Egyptian texts and the testimony of classical authors, Serge Sauneron illuminates the role of the priesthood in Ancient Egypt...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780801486548 | New edition (Cornell Univ Pr, May 1, 2000), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The gods were everywhere in Ancient Egypt.

cover image for 9780801435973
Product Description: Few other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of characters. Coming to power just before the unstable state was about to be absorbed into an autocratic empire, Cleopatra oversaw not only Egypt's progress as an influential regional power but also the fragile peace of its ethnically mixed population...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780801435973 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2000, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Few other civilizations rival Ancient Egypt in its power to capture the modern imagination, and Cleopatra VII, monarch at the end of the Ptolemaic period, has always been preeminent among its cast of characters.

Paperback:

9780801485763 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 2000, cover price $23.50

cover image for 9780801435157
Product Description: Ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in books that were to be discovered more than two millennia later in royal tombs. Erik Hornung, the world's leading authority on these religious texts, surveys what is known about them today...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Erik Hornung and David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801435157 | Cornell Univ Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in books that were to be discovered more than two millennia later in royal tombs.

Paperback:

9780801485152 | Cornell Univ Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $23.95

cover image for 9780748613427
This work offers a chronological history of the civilization of ancient Egypt from its foundation some 5000 years ago to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE. It includes a look at the nature and evolution of the Egyptians' at times iconoclastic relations with their complex deities.
By David Lorton (trans)

Paperback:

9780748613427 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, May 14, 1999, cover price $55.95 | About this edition: This work offers a chronological history of the civilization of ancient Egypt from its foundation some 5000 years ago to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE.

cover image for 9780801434716
Surveys the development of ancient Egypt, from the time of the first recorded pharaoh to the conquest by Alexander the Great, and describes the many changes that occurred in a society that was not as static as it seemed. (view table of contents)
By Erik Hornung and David Lorton (trans)

Hardcover:

9780801434716 | Cornell Univ Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Surveys the development of ancient Egypt, from the time of the first recorded pharaoh to the conquest by Alexander the Great, and describes the many changes that occurred in a society that was not as static as it seemed.

Paperback:

9780801484759 | Cornell Univ Pr, May 1, 1999, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Surveys the development of ancient Egypt, from the time of the first recorded pharaoh to the conquest by Alexander the Great, and describes the many changes that occurred in a society that was not as static as it seemed.

cover image for 9780801432224
Product Description: Recreates the golden age of ancient Egypt. Here, for example, the pyramids and the sphinx are construction sites teeming with workers. Administrators bustle to fulfil their assignments from the Pharaoh's court. Scribes draft the necessary letters in hieroglyphics...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780801432224 | Cornell Univ Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Recreates the golden age of ancient Egypt.

Paperback:

9780801483134 | Cornell Univ Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The Golden Age of Ancient Egypt comes alive as Guillemette Andreu recreates the details of daily life.

displaying 1 to 23 | at end