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Socio-religious functions of three Theban festivals in the New Kingdom: the festivals of Opet, the Valley, and the New Year

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In addition to temple rituals performed for the god by the king, festivals incorporated a broader domain, where a wider public had access to the divine. The participants in feasts ranged from the royal, officials and priests to the non-elite and the dead. Theoretically and ideologically, individuals would have received fruits of the divine power through the king by taking part in celebrations to variable extent. This functioned a vehicle for the god and the king to maintain their authorita...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Queen's College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2014-10-14

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