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The Resource Living with the dead : ancestor worship and mortuary ritual in ancient Egypt, Nicola Harrington

Living with the dead : ancestor worship and mortuary ritual in ancient Egypt, Nicola Harrington

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Living with the dead : ancestor worship and mortuary ritual in ancient Egypt
Title
Living with the dead
Title remainder
ancestor worship and mortuary ritual in ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Harrington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Living with the Dead presents a detailed analysis of ancestor worship in Egypt, using a diverse range of material, both archaeological and anthropological, to examine the relationship between the living and the dead. Iconography and terminology associated with the deceased reveal0indistinct differences between the blessedness and malevolence and that the potent spirit of the dead required constant propitiation in the form of worship and offerings. A range of evidence is presented for mortuary cults that were in operation throughout Egyptian history and for the various places, such as the house, shrines, chapels and tomb doorways, where the living could interact with the dead
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrington, Nicola
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2450.F8
LC item number
H37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Ancestor worship
Label
Living with the dead : ancestor worship and mortuary ritual in ancient Egypt, Nicola Harrington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford University, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. [151]-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of the deceased -- The cult of the ancestors -- Places of interaction with the dead -- Times of interaction between the living and the dead : funerals, festivals, and banquets -- Attitudes to the dead -- Conclusions : living with the dead in ancient Egypt
Control code
ocn813220916
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 p.
Isbn
9781842174937
Lccn
2012040015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Living with the dead : ancestor worship and mortuary ritual in ancient Egypt, Nicola Harrington
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford University, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. [151]-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of the deceased -- The cult of the ancestors -- Places of interaction with the dead -- Times of interaction between the living and the dead : funerals, festivals, and banquets -- Attitudes to the dead -- Conclusions : living with the dead in ancient Egypt
Control code
ocn813220916
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 p.
Isbn
9781842174937
Lccn
2012040015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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