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By Katherine Eaton

ISBN-10: 0415832985

ISBN-13: 9780415832984

ISBN-10: 1138243094

ISBN-13: 9781138243095

Large country temples in historical Egypt have been enormous agricultural estates, with pursuits in mining, buying and selling, and different fiscal actions. The temple itself served because the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the property belonged, and lots more and plenty of the ritual in temples was once dedicated to delivering a consultant pattern of products to the gods. After ritual performances, produce was once paid as wages to monks and temple employees and provided as choices to non-public mortuary institutions. This redistribution grew to become a regular ritual within which many easy prerequisites of lifestyles for elite Egyptians have been produced.

This e-book evaluates the effect of universal temple rituals not just at the day after day lives of historic Egyptians, but additionally on their certain occasions, economics, and politics. writer Katherine Eaton argues learn of those day-by-day rites should be step one in studying the constitution of extra complicated societal techniques.


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