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Death and changing rituals : function and meaning in ancient funerary practices
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ISBN: 178297640X 1782976426 Year: 2015 Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books,

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The forms by which a deceased person may be brought to rest are as many as there are causes of death. In most societies the disposal of the corpse is accompanied by some form of celebration or ritual which may range from a simple act of deportment in solitude to the engagement of large masses of people in laborious and creative festivities. In a funerary context the term ritual may be taken to represent a process that incorporates all the actions performed and thoughts expressed in connection with a dying and dead person, from the preparatory pre-death stages to the final deposition of the cor


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Bronze 'bathtub' coffins : in the context of 8th-6th century BC Babylonian, Assyrian and Elamite funerary practices
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ISBN: 1784911755 Year: 2015 Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd,

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Deine Seele zum Himmel, dein Leichnam zur Erde : zur idealtypischen Rekonstruktion eines altägyptischen Bestattungsrituals.
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ISBN: 9783875486148 Year: 2011 Volume: 12 Publisher: Hamburg Buske,

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The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity
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ISBN: 0801457920 0801459168 Year: 2010 Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press,

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In this provocative book Éric Rebillard challenges many long-held assumptions about early Christian burial customs. For decades scholars of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated burial grounds for Christians as early as the third century. Through a careful reading of primary sources including legal codes, theological works, epigraphical inscriptions, and sermons, Rebillard shows that there is little evidence to suggest that Christians occupied exclusive or isolated burial grounds in this early period.In fact, as late as the fourth and fifth centuries the Church did not impose on the faithful specific rituals for laying the dead to rest. In the preparation of Christians for burial, it was usually next of kin and not representatives of the Church who were responsible for what form of rite would be celebrated, and evidence from inscriptions and tombstones shows that for the most part Christians didn't separate themselves from non-Christians when burying their dead. According to Rebillard it would not be until the early Middle Ages that the Church gained control over burial practices and that "Christian cemeteries" became common.In this translation of Religion et Sépulture: L'église, les vivants et les morts dans l'Antiquité tardive, Rebillard fundamentally changes our understanding of early Christianity. The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity will force scholars of the period to rethink their assumptions about early Christians as separate from their pagan contemporaries in daily life and ritual practice.

Life and afterlife in Ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom and second intermediate period
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ISBN: 9781906137014 1906137013 Year: 2007 Publisher: London : Golden House Publications,

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Mortuary variability and social diversity in Ancient Greece : studies on Ancient Greek death and burial
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ISBN: 9781789694437 9781789694420 1789694434 Year: 2020 Publisher: Oxford Archaeopress

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Even though, at death, identity and social status may undergo major changes, by studying funerary customs we can greatly gain in the understanding of a community's social structure, distribution of wealth and property, and the degree of flexibility or divisiveness in the apportionment of power. With its great regional diversity and variety of community forms and networks, ancient Greece offers a unique context for exploring, through the burial evidence, how communities developed. Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece brings together early career scholars working on funerary customs in Greece from the Early Iron Age to the Roman period. Papers present various thematic and interdisciplinary analysis in which funerary contexts provide insights on individuals, social groups and communities. Themes discussed include issues of territoriality, the reconstruction of social roles of particular groups of people, and the impact that major historical events may have had on the way individuals or specific groups of individuals treated their dead.


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Funeral oration
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ISBN: 1282235451 9786612235450 0199734291 Year: 2009 Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press,

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Abbreviations and Bibliography I. Abbreviations II. Bibliography Introduction I. The Historical Background II. The Rhetorical Background III. Hyperides' Funeral Oration IV. The Text and Translation Text and Translation Commentary Appendixes I. Papyrological Notes II. Critical Conjectures Indexes I. General II. Greek Words

Late Helladic simple graves : a study of Mycenaean burial customs
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ISBN: 1841710792 Year: 2000 Publisher: Oxford Archaeopress,

Archéologie des pratiques funéraires : approches critiques
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ISBN: 2909668347 Year: 2004 Volume: 9 Publisher: Glux-en-Glenne : BIBRACTE,


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Zum Toteneigentum im Alten Reich
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ISBN: 3933684153 Year: 2004 Publisher: Berlin : Achet,

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