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Death rituals, ideology, and the development of early Mesopotamian kingship : toward a new understanding of Iraq's royal cemetery of Ur / Andrew C. Cohen.

By: Cohen, Andrew C
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, c2005.Description: xxi, 244 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9004146350Subject(s): Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient -- Iraq -- Ur (Extinct city) | Kingship -- Iraq -- History -- To 1500 | Ideology -- Iraq -- History -- To 1500 | Ur (Extinct city)DDC classification: 393/.0935
Contents:
Chronology -- Introduction -- Ritual as potentially transformative social action -- Death rituals, their structure and stakes -- Recovering ritual acts from the textual and archaeological records -- Activities of mourning -- Activities surrounding the corpse -- Activities surrounding the ghost -- Death rituals and the royal ideology -- Conclusion: Death rituals as a locus for negotiating power relations.
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Includes bibliography (p. 223-238) and indexes.

Chronology -- Introduction -- Ritual as potentially transformative social action -- Death rituals, their structure and stakes -- Recovering ritual acts from the textual and archaeological records -- Activities of mourning -- Activities surrounding the corpse -- Activities surrounding the ghost -- Death rituals and the royal ideology -- Conclusion: Death rituals as a locus for negotiating power relations.