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

Gurgel Pereira, Ronaldo Guilherme
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 and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ägyptologie > Ägyptologie (Bickel)
UniBasel Contributors: Bickel, Susanne and Loprieno, Antonio
Item Type: Thesis
Thesis Subtype: Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no: 9262
Thesis status: Complete
Number of Pages: 255 Bl.
Language: English
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Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 15:51
Deposited On: 26 Jan 2011 14:57


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