Western cultures, foregrounds the social implications of a "written death" as "a substantially and profoundly 'political' practice aimed at celebrating and recording the power and social presence of the group, corporate or familial, to which the deceased... Biographical Texts from Ramessid Egypt - Page 6by Elizabeth Frood - 2007 - 301 pagesLimited preview
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Armando Petrucci - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 163 pages
...of writings on funerary deposits is a practice of the living addressed to other living beings. It is a substantially and profoundly "political" practice...corporate or familial, to which the deceased belonged and is directed at consolidating its wealth, prestige, endurance over time, vitality, and capacity for...