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Orient, Reception in the West
(15,656 words)

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I. Ancient Egypt (CT)

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A. Introduction (CT)

At the same time the Occident began to emerge as a cultural sphere in its own right during Late Antiquity, the history of Ancient Egypt came to an end. The christianization of the Nile valley resulted in the destruction of the last remaining vestiges of the millennia-old ancient Egyptian religion that were still …

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Syndram, Dirk, Pedde, Brigitte and Haas, Volkert (Berlin), “Orient, Reception in the West”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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