Sinuhes Flucht: Zu Religion und Literatur als Methode

Translated title of the contribution: Sinuhe's flight: on religion and literature as a method

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Abstract

By using a new methodological approach which aims at identifying mythic and ritual structures in ancient Egyptian literary texts, this article aims at disclosing the cultural strategies applied in the relations between man and the sacred. In the story of Sinuhe, the sacred – generally marked by untouchability and unspeakabilty – is met with a spontaneous reaction leading to the precipitant flight of the protagonist. Different from previous scholarly research, this article does not propose a single reason for Sinuhe’s reaction but argues for a cultural pattern of behaviour instead.
Translated title of the contributionSinuhe's flight: on religion and literature as a method
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde
Volume141
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Egyptology
  • Story of Sinuhe
  • Pyramid Texts
  • audience
  • invisible religion
  • Sinuhe
  • PT 542

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