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Entre rituel, mémorial et littérature de propagande. À propos de deux textes ougaritiques au genre mal défini

Abstract : The corpus of Ugaritic texts includes two tablets which document two specific ceremonies linked to the royal family (a funeral, a rite of passage). Even if they contain numerous hints at ritual, these texts, which are written in verse, and full of lyrical and mythological elements, cannot nevertheless be considered as real liturgical books and it is difficult to measure how close they are to the ritual to which they refer. This paper argues that they belong to a literary genre, whose role it was to anchor in the collective memory ceremonies concerning the royal family which were worthy of remembrance. These texts, in poetic form, locate description of ritual in the ideological context which makes it meaningful for contemporaries.
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Jean-Marie Husser. Entre rituel, mémorial et littérature de propagande. À propos de deux textes ougaritiques au genre mal défini. Archimède : archéologie et histoire ancienne, UMR7044 - Archimède, 2020, pp.51-61. ⟨halshs-02893143⟩

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