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 Identification Number:
- doi: 10.5451/unibas-005398928
- urn: urn:nbn:ch:bel-bau-diss92626
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