Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and by Katherine Eaton

By Katherine Eaton

Large kingdom temples in historic Egypt have been sizeable agricultural estates, with pursuits in mining, buying and selling, and different financial actions. The temple itself served because the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the property belonged, and masses of the ritual in temples used to be dedicated to providing a consultant pattern of products to the gods. After ritual performances, produce was once paid as wages to monks and temple employees and awarded as choices to non-public mortuary institutions. This redistribution grew to become a regular ritual within which many simple prerequisites of existence for elite Egyptians have been produced.

This ebook evaluates the impact of universal temple rituals not just at the day after day lives of old Egyptians, but in addition on their specified occasions, economics, and politics. writer Katherine Eaton argues examine of those day-by-day rites must be step one in interpreting the constitution of extra complicated societal techniques.


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