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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Violence in the Service of Order: The Religious Framework for Sanctioned Killing in Ancient Egypt

£28.00
Author:
Kerry Muhlestein
Publication Year:
2011
Language:
English
Paperback:
118pp. Illustrated throughout
ISBN 10:
1407308769
ISBN:
9781407308760
BAR number:
S2299
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This book is hoped to be only the beginning of explorations of the ancient Egyptian notion of upholding Order (Ma'at) through violence. Because of the scope of the topic, this study is limited to the most extreme measure of violence perpetrated in the service of Order: sanctioned killing. This study explores texts that affirm the proper occasions for such killings, and the religious framework behind these actions.