The World of the Coffin Texts
Proceedings of the Symposium held on the Occasion of the 100th Birthday of Adriaan de Buck, Leiden, 17-19 December 1992
1996 (Eg. Uitg. vol. 9)
VIII, 209 pp. softcover
The proceedings of this symposium offer contributions by leading experts working on the ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts, i.e., the texts written on coffins of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (c. 2000-1750 B.C.). The volume provides a cross-section of current research activities in this field of study. Apart from progress reports on lexicographical and other projects, the volume contains presentations of 'new' material (e.g. from Lisht or Qâw al-Kabîr), typological assessments of coffin material, text-critical studies of groups of spells, grammatical studies, and discussions of theological and ritual aspects of the texts. The volume is of interest to Egyptologists and historians of religion.