Egypt
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Egypt in Western Memory

1. Egypt has been present in Europe's cultural memory from the beginning. European identity rests on the two broad religious and cultural bases of Greece and Israel (→ Palestine/Israel). Each culture, in confrontation with Egypt, developed contrasting images of its own that came to be of key meaning and importance, for both the…

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Hermsen, Edmund, “Egypt”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00130>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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