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Funeral Procedures for Officials and Special Arrangements ‘Gam-ho(監護, Funeral Supervision)’ in the Goryeo

  • The Review of Korean History
  • 2022, (145), pp.83-118
  • Publisher : The Historical Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Humanities > History
  • Received : February 8, 2022
  • Accepted : March 10, 2022
  • Published : March 30, 2022

KIM BO KWANG 1

1가천대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article focuses on the courtesy given by the state among the ceremonies of high-ranking officials during the Goryeo Dynasty. Especially the study focused on the part called Gam-ho(監護, Funeral Supervision). Gam-ho means ‘to supervise the funeral’ and is a measure given by the state to take charge of the funeral of the official concerned. The main target of Gam-ho is the prime minister. Gam-ho oversees the sequence of locating the tomb, arranging a funeral date, and moving the body for burial. It was assumed that this role was mainly played by Ye-Bin-Seong(禮賓省). However, a close aide to the king was also appointed as guardian. This was an expression of the king’s special interest and preferential treatment for the deceased beyond the prescribed courtesy.

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