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Mirelman, Sam (2021) 'Lament and ritual weeping in the "negative confession" of the Babylonian Akītu festival.' Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, 21. pp. 42-74.

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This study seeks to contextualise the king’s “negative confession,” which took place in the spring Akītu Festival of Babylon, within the established norms of Mesopotamian ritual practice. The king’s humiliation is situated within the contexts of status reversal, lament and ritual weeping. The study includes a comparative almanac of the Akkadian prayer and/or exclamation known as šigû.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Akītu; Babylon; lament; tears; šigû
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISSN: 15692116
Copyright Statement: © Sam Mirelman, 2021
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 12:48

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