Das ägyptische Investiturritual

Translated title of the contribution: The Egyptian Ritual of Investiture

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Based on a new edition of Moscow 314 Papyrus from the Middle Kingdom, this study identifies for the first time the ancient Egyptian ritual of investiture. Serving as a tool of re-attunement, the ritual speech act, pivotal for the creation of divine kingship in ancient Egypt, is now identified. The speech influenced the investiture of the dead uncovered in mortuary liturgies. An interdisciplinary approach based on theories relating to political theology, the natural and political body of the Pharaoh, as well as on rituals of investiture dated from the ancient world down to the 17th C AD is applied to the study of this important subject.
Translated title of the contributionThe Egyptian Ritual of Investiture
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages244
ISBN (Print)9781407311838
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBritish Archaeological Reports International Series


  • Egyptology
  • Religious texts
  • rituals
  • investiture
  • Middle Kingdom
  • Two Bodies of the King
  • Performativity


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