Social Aspects of Funerary Culture in the Egyptian...

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Author  H Willems
Publisher  Peeters Publishers
Publication Date   March 1, 2002
ISBN  9042910151
Pages  377

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These seven papers are taken from a symposium entitled `Religion in Context' held in Berlin in 1998, which investigated the sociological aspects of funerary behaviour and practices in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. The papers, in both German and English, outline recent research on rituals, changes in burial positioning, concepts of evil and sinfulness, interpretations of mortuary liturgy, studies of particular cemeteries and the social environment of funerary culture in society.

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