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Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different ... More


Regulations and Conventions

Thomas O. Höllmann

in The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details various conventions and regulations—religious, governmental, and otherwise—and how these have developed over the years. Despite efforts during the Qin Dynasty to establish ... More


The Vedic Homa and the Standardization of Hindu Pūjā

Timothy Lubin (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the way in which the traditional solemn rites (śrauta), requiring three fires, are simplified. This change results in the creation of the domestic, or “homely” rituals as the ... More


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