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The ancient Egyptian concept of Maat: Reflections on social justice and natural order

@inproceedings{Ferguson2016TheAE,
  title={The ancient Egyptian concept of Maat: Reflections on social justice and natural order},
  author={R. J. Ferguson},
  year={2016}
}
The ancient Egyptian conception of Maat includes connotations of ‘order’, ‘harmony’, ‘rightness’ and true witness. It is used in a wide range of religious, ethical and cosmological contexts. Maat as a goddess and idea constituted a fundamental touchstone of ancient Egyptian religion and social life. It emphasized harmonious cooperation as a social idea but also represented the constant cosmic struggle against chaos and disorder. The structural aspects of Maat moved beyond normative descriptions… Expand

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