Regressus ad uterum : la mort comme une nouvelle naissance dans les grands textes funéraires de l'Égypte pharaonique (Ve-XXe dynastie) / Marie-Lys Arnette.

Author
Arnette, Marie-Lys, 1981- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
French
Published/​Created
Le Caire : Institut Français D'Archéologie Orientale, 2020.
Description
xi, 451 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.

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"This work, stem[ming] from a doctoral dissertation, aims at demonstrating that referring to birth and its practical modalities is an essential aspect of Ancient Egypt's funerary beliefs. From the Pyramid Texts to the books of the afterlife in the New Kingdom, funerary writings of Egypt are full of allusions to post mortem fate viewed as second birth, which imitates more of less precisely the biological process of the first. Be he king or an ordinary man, the dead is carried in gestation by one or several divine mothers and is born again in the afterworld; there his umbilical cord is cut, he is washed, fed and cared for like a newborn child. Numerous mythical elements join the purely practical ones, thus reinventing the biological model and showing the intermingling of both the worldly and cosmic levels. thanks to this cyclic process, not only does the deceased access the hereafter, but he is also eternally alive there." -- Page [4] of cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Text in French.
ISBN
  • 2724707435
  • 9782724707434
LCCN
2020359735
OCLC
1156177663
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