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Sacred Space and Sacred Function in Ancient Thebes

By Betsy M. Bryan and Peter F. Dorman

Sacred Space and Sacred Function in Ancient Thebes
Paperback, 213 pages £27.00
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9781885923462
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Subjects: Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

This volume presents a series of papers delivered at a two-day session of the Theban Workshop held at the British Museum in September 2003. Due to its political and religious prominence throughout much of pharaonic history, the region of ancient Thebes offers scholars a wealth of monuments whose physical remains and extant iconography may be combined with textual sources and archaeological finds in ways that elucidate the function of sacred space as initially conceived, and which also reveal adaptations to human need or shifts in cultural perception. The contributions herein address issues such as the architectural framing of religious ceremony, the implicit performative responses of officiants, the diachronic study of specific rites, the adaptation of sacred space to different uses through physical, representational, or textual alteration, and the development of ritual landscapes in ancient Thebes.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 213 pages
ISBN:
 9781885923462

BIC Code:
 HDDG
BISAC Code:
  HIS002030, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago


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