Crimen y castigo en 'La contienda entre Horus y Seth'

Authors
Campagno, Marcelo
Publication Year
2006
Language
Spanish
Format
book part
Status
Published version
Description
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In Ancient Egypt, the coexistence of kinship and State logics of social organization can be seen not only in the context of social practices but also in the divine world, were gods usually appear exerting kinship and State-like procedures. Here we will focus on the tale of The Contendings of Horus and Seth, contained in the Papyrus Chester Beatty I, in which these two gods litigate for the right to the office of Osiris before a divine court. At first sight, the judicial practices involved in the tale might appear as representatives of State judicial procedures. However, several events which take place during the trial tend to offer an image very different from those representations coming from the realm of State judicial courts, and suggest a scenario comparable to the ways of solving conflicts in non-State societies, organized through kinship practices. We will consider four episodes of The Contendings, in which four different gods - namely, Baba, Anty, Horus and Seth - are regarded as deservers of some kind of punishment. We will suggest that the remarkable differences in the resolutions of these episodes can be connected with the diverse influence kinship and State principles exert throughout the tale.
Subject
Historia egipcia
Historia antigua
historia social
antropología
parentesco
familia
delitos
castigo
Estado
Egipto
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Repository
Filo Digital (UBA-FFyL)
Institution
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
OAI Identifier
oai:repositorio.filo.uba.ar:filodigital/9655