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Dream books in ancient Egypt: the evolution of a genre from the New Kingdom to the Roman period. With the edition of an unpublished demotic dream book

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This thesis is a study of dream books from ancient Egypt, that is, manuals used for the practice of oneiromancy (the branch of divination dealing with the interpretation of dreams). Ancient Egyptian dream books are attested from approximately the XIII century BC (during the New Kingdom’s XIX dynasty) through to the III century AD, during the Roman rule of Egypt. They are found in several languages (Egyptian and Greek) and scripts (in the case of Egyptian, both hieratic and demotic), w...

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Luigi Prada More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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