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The image, the Pharaoh and the God at the Amarna period: continuities and ruptures

Grant number: 15/09403-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): December 04, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal researcher:Marcelo Aparecido Rede
Grantee:Carolina Velloza Ferreira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


That is known that the relationship of deep connection between gods and sovereign in ancient Egypt, is considered classically as one of the most significant elements in the construction of the discourse that legitimizes the pharaonic power, notably deified in that civilization. In view of this and based on the amarnian period (Ancient Egypt, 1353 BC - 1335 BC) the project aims to study the re-articulation that Amarna proposed to that relationship. A re-articulation that resulted in a king's repositioning and a readjustment of the God, perceived and treated in an innovative way, as the only divine principle accepted. This process does not end in a simple mental abstraction, as we might think at first, on the contrary, it is built by texts, especially in the two hymns to Aton, and images. About them (images): in addition to take them as primary analysis source of seek we'll pursue, also, to allow that the traditional methodology of analysis of that same imagens gives rise to a comprehensive and renewed structure that seeks to assign its proper social agency. (AU)

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FERREIRA, Carolina Velloza. The image, the pharaoh and the god in Amarna: continuities and ruptures (Egypt, XIV century BC). 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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