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RLST3604: Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic

Students will learn about the cosmologies, gods and religious structures of Pharaonic Egypt from the imperial cult to the domestic; its legacy including the Roman cult of Isis, Hermeticism, magical handbooks from the Greek to the Islamic era; the popular and scientific rediscovery of ancient Egypt and its influence on modern esotericism and popular culture.

Code RLST3604
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic
  • LO2. Exercise critical analysis of given written material relating to the topic
  • LO3. Evaluate a body of data and write it up in a formal essay
  • LO4. Undertake a directed research project and present its outcomes

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.