The Religious Nile

Terje Oestigaard reveals how the beliefs associated with the river have played a key role in the cultural development and make-up of the societies and civilizations associated with it.

Author: Terje Oestigaard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838609636

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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The Nile is arguably the most famous river in the world. For millennia, the search for its source defeated emperors and explorers. Yet the search for its source also contained a religious quest - a search for the origin of its divine and life-giving waters. Terje Oestigaard reveals how the beliefs associated with the river have played a key role in the cultural development and make-up of the societies and civilizations associated with it. Drawing upon his personal experience and fieldwork in Africa, including details of rites and ceremonies now fast disappearing, the author brings out in rich detail the religious and spiritual meanings attached to the life-giving waters by those whose lives are so bound to the river. Part religious quest, part exploration narrative, the author shows how this mighty river is a powerful source for a greater understanding of human nature, society and religion.

The Nile

THE RELIGION AND GODS OF EGYPT. The religion of the ancient Egyptians is
one of the most difficult problems of Egyptology, and though a great deal has
been written about it during the last few years, and many difficulties have been ...

Author: Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher:

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Category: Egypt

Page: 311

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Up the Nile and Home Again

The destruction of the church followed that of the religious communities on the
Nile , when the Turks became masters . Cleopatra and her son are again
represented upon the walls of this temple , but not so well displayed as at
Dendera .

Author: Frederick William Fairholt

Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall

ISBN:

Category: Egypt

Page: 448

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The Black Kingdom of the Nile

Oddly enough, no trace remains of the superstructure of these rooms; perhaps
they connected to the terrace above through a shaftlike opening. The outline of
the temenos was preserved and defined the western part of the religious precinct.

Author: Charles Bonnet

Publisher: Nathan I. Huggins Lectures

ISBN: 0674986679

Category: History

Page: 224

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For centuries, Egyptian civilization has been at the origin of the story we tell about the West. But Charles Bonnet's archaeological excavations have unearthed extraordinary sites in modern Sudan that challenge this notion and compel us to look to black Africa and the Nubian Kingdom of Kush, where a highly civilized state existed 2500-1500 BCE.

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

second epoch in the history of the religions of the Valley of the Nile . " -
VISCOUNT E. DE ROUGÉ . Translated from Notice Som . maire des Monuments
Egyptiens du Louvre . Paris : 1873 , p . 120 . That the religion , whether based on
a solar ...

Author: Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

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Category: Egypt

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Bombay Islam

Connecting histories of religion, labour and globalization, the book examines the role of ordinary people - mill hands and merchants - in shaping the demand that drove the market.

Author: Nile Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496638

Category: History

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As a thriving port city, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted migrants from across India and beyond. Nile Green's Bombay Islam traces the ties between industrialization, imperialism and the production of religion to show how Muslim migration fueled demand for a wide range of religious suppliers, as Christian missionaries competed with Muslim religious entrepreneurs for a stake in the new market. Enabled by a colonial policy of non-intervention in religious affairs, and powered by steam travel and vernacular printing, Bombay's Islamic productions were exported as far as South Africa and Iran. Connecting histories of religion, labour and globalization, the book examines the role of ordinary people - mill hands and merchants - in shaping the demand that drove the market. By drawing on hagiographies, travelogues, doctrinal works, and poems in Persian, Urdu and Arabic, Bombay Islam unravels a vernacular modernity that saw people from across the Indian Ocean drawn into Bombay's industrial economy of enchantment.

My Winter on the Nile

They then accepted the early Christianity , as the Abyssinians did , and had , for
hundreds of years , opportunity of Christian worship , when there were Christian
churches all along the Nile from Alexander to Meroë , and holy hermits in every ...

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher:

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Category: Egypt

Page: 477

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The Nile Boat

RELIGION OF THE EGYPTIANS . 193 tends to deepen it , to convince him that he
is gazing upon the works of a great and thoughtful people , whose “ wisdom ” was
proverbial in the most ancient times . Like the old pilgrims of Greece , who ...

Author: William Henry Bartlett

Publisher:

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Category: Egypt

Page: 218

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Nile Notes By a Traveller i e George William Curtis

They speak the language , and profess the faith of the Egyptians -nay , like Hadji
Hamed , the long cook of the Ibis , they perform the pilgrimage to Mecca for the
solace of their own souls and bodies , or those of some accompanying ascetic .

Author: George William Curtis

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Page: 310

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The Mysteries of Freemasonry Or an Exposition of the Religious Dogmas and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians Showing Their Identity with the Order of Modern Masonry with Some Remarks on the Metamorphosis of Apuleius

Nyobe was the symbol of the Nile ; whose fourteen children show that the water
of the Nile rose fourteen cubits above the land , which being dried up by the rays
of the sun , it was said that Apollo , that is , the sun , slew the fourteen children ...

Author: John FELLOWS (A.M., of New York.)

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Notes of a Naturalist in the Nile Valley and Malta

of this bird met with in tombs , there are the assertions of the ancient historians to
prove that it wandered about unmolested in towns and over the country , and was
common in Egypt up to the first and second centuries of the Christian era , and ...

Author: Andrew Leith Adams

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Category: Malta

Page: 295

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The Christian Review

The streets of the towns and villages were crowded with processions bearing an
image of the god of the Nile , to whom the people offered their prayers , and from
whose presence amongst them they esteemed themselves highly blest .

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Category: Baptists

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The Cradle of the Blue Nile

He , however , left behind him two young Christian men , called by the
Abyssinians ( according to Ludolphus * ) Fremonatum and Sydracum , who being
taken before the king of Abyssinia , were received into great favour , and when
the king ...

Author: Emilius Albert De Cosson

Publisher:

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Category: Blue Nile River (Ethiopia and Sudan)

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Evidence of the Truth of the Christian Religion

Wherever , on the banks of the Nile , irrigation is practised , and the little rivers
run about the plants , and are sent out unto all the trees of the field , the wonderful
luxuriance of the irrigation may well astonish a European : and the sickly green ...

Author: Alexander Keith

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