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Assyrian Royal Rituals and Cultic Texts (Simo Parpola) Paperback Book, (Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2017) 9789521013409
Assyrian Royal Rituals and Cultic Texts (Simo Parpola) Paperback Book, (Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2017) 9789521013409
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Title: Assyrian Royal Rituals and Cultic Texts

Author: Parpola, Simo

Publisher: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project; Publication Date: 2017

Paperback; ISBN: 9789521013409

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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The internal stability and cohesion of the Neo-Assyrian Empire to a very considerable degree rested on the public image of the King as an omnipotent earthly representative of God. Many elaborate rituals were designed and performed in order to promote this image and firmly implant it in the minds of the king's subjects, vassals and enemies. The corpus of royal rituals known to us includes a long series of ritual acts to be performed by the king in the temples of Aiiur, I�tar and other gods; rituals performed during the New Year's festival and other seasonal festivals in front of audiences consisting of domestic and foreign dignitaries as well as common people; coronation, battle and victory rituals; rituals designed to secure the continuity of the royal line; a protocol for the royal dinner; directions for performing the daily liturgy in Assyrian temples, and so on.
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