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Living with the Dead Ancestor Worship and Mortuary Ritual in Ancient Europe

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ISBN-10: 1842174932

ISBN-13: 9781842174937

Edition: 2012

Authors: Nicola Harrington

List price: $38.00
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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 reveal indistinct 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. The private…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxbow Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English