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The hermetic logos : reading the "Corpus Hermeticum" as a reflection of Graeco-Egyptian mentality

Gurgel Pereira, Ronaldo Guilherme. The hermetic logos : reading the "Corpus Hermeticum" as a reflection of Graeco-Egyptian mentality. 2010, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Humanities.

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Abstract

This study analyses Hermetic literature and focuses on the seventeen treatises of the so-called Corpus Hermeticum. It takes as its starting point the assumption that what are nowadays known as the Philosophical Hermetica emerged as a product of a Graeco-Egyptian process of self-perception. As will be demonstrated, Hermetic literature helps our understanding of how reformulations of symbolic universes led to a specific Graeco-Egyptian mentality. The Hermetica will be treated as the result of cross-cultural exchange between Greek and Egyptian symbolic universes. Hermetic literature will therefore be analysed according to its historical context, i.e. as part of a Greek-Egyptian dialogue.
Advisors:Bickel, Susanne
Committee Members:Loprieno, Antonio
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ägyptologie > Ägyptologie (Bickel)
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis no:9262
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Number of Pages:255 Bl.
Language:English
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Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 10:41
Deposited On:26 Jan 2011 14:57

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