God's Wife, God's Servant: The God's Wife of Amun (ca.740–525 BC)

Voorkant
Routledge, 2 jun. 2009 - 232 pagina's
Drawing on textual, iconographic and archaeological evidence, this book highlights a historically documented (but often ignored) instance, where five single women were elevated to a position of supreme religious authority. The women were Libyan and Nubian royal princesses who, consecutively, held the title of God's Wife of Amun during the Egyptian Twenty-third to Twenty-sixth dynasties (c.754-525 BCE). At a time of weakened royal authority, rulers turned to their daughters to establish and further their authority. Unmarried, the princess would be dispatched from her father's distant political.
 

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Introduction
1
1 The historical setting
3
2 Rites and rituals
34
3 Avenues to Legitimacy
116
Epilogue
153
Notes
156
Bibliography
183
Index
199
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