The Purity of Kingship: An Edition of CHT 569and Related Hittite Oracle Inquiries of TuthI?aliya IV / Edition 9004

The Purity of Kingship: An Edition of CHT 569and Related Hittite Oracle Inquiries of TuthI?aliya IV / Edition 9004

by Theo van den Hout, Theo P. Van Den Hout, Th P. J. Van Den Hout
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004109862

ISBN-13: 9789004109865

Pub. Date: 06/24/1998

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The focus of this work is the importance of mental and physical purity in religious matters. For the Hittites, religious matters come close to daily life, and in this case the 'daily life' of the King of the Hittites is the subject of study. In the unique group of texts brought together here for the first time, the Great King himself (the person nearest to the gods

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The focus of this work is the importance of mental and physical purity in religious matters. For the Hittites, religious matters come close to daily life, and in this case the 'daily life' of the King of the Hittites is the subject of study. In the unique group of texts brought together here for the first time, the Great King himself (the person nearest to the gods) was felt contaminated. Professor Van Den Hout investigates the fascinating rituals and background connected with this situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004109865
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/24/1998
Series:
Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui Series, #25
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.26(h) x 1.13(d)

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