Liturgische Lieder an den Sonnengott. Untersuchungen zur altägyptischen Hymnik I. (MÄS 19)
Verlag Bruno Hessling, Berlin
xvi + 412 pp.
Includes a suite of 8 hieroglyphic plates bound at end. Original printed stiff wrappers, spine trifle faded; small signature to half-title. In fine condition. ~ First edition. This is the first and consequently the only edition of the Doctoral Dissertation of one of the world's Egyptology luminaries and his first published monograph ever. Assmann, who has been described as the world's leading Egyptologist, wrote later over 40 monographs. In the Summer of 1965 he has submitted the manuscript of this work as his doctoral thesis to the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. The work was dedicated to his parents. Four years later and only two years before his habilitation, the thesis was published in Berlin by Bruno Hessling as Münchner Ägyptologische Studien, 19, (Münchener Universitäts-Schriften, Philosophische Fakultät), edited by Hans Wolfgang Müller. Assmann is Emeritus Professor at the University of Heidelberg, Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz, has held guest professorships at Yale, the University of Chicago, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris.