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Ancient egyptian scribes

Ancient egyptian scribes
a cultural exploration

  • ISBN: 9781472583963
  • Editorial: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
  • Colección: Bloomsbury Egyptology
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 219
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

The modern view of the ancient Egyptian world is often through the lens of a scribe: the trained, schooled, literate individual who was present at many levels of Egyptian society, from a local accountant to the highest echelons of society. And yet, despite the wealth of information the scribes left us, we know relatively little about what underpinned their world, about their mentality and about their everyday life. Ancient Egyptian Scribes examines how these figures kept both the administrative life and cultural memory of Egypt running. These are the Egyptians who ran the state and formed the supposedly meritocratic system of local administration and government. Case studies look at accountants, draughtsmen, scribes with military and dynastic roles, the authors of graffiti and literati who interacted in different ways with Pharaohs and other leaders. Assuming no previous knowledge of ancient Egypt, and ensuring accessibility for students and non-specialists, the various roles and identities of the scribes are presented in a way that offers structured information on their cultural identity and self-presentation, and provides readers with an insight into the making of Egyptian written culture.

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