Niv Allon,Hana Navratilova's Ancient Egyptian Scribes: A Cultural Exploration (Bloomsbury PDF

By Niv Allon,Hana Navratilova

ISBN-10: 1472583957

ISBN-13: 9781472583956

the trendy view of the traditional Egyptian global is usually during the lens of a scribe: the knowledgeable, schooled, literate person who used to be current at many degrees of Egyptian society, from a neighborhood accountant to the top echelons of society. And but, regardless of the wealth of data the scribes left us, we all know particularly little approximately what underpinned their global, approximately their mentality and approximately their daily life.

Tracing ten key biographies, Ancient Egyptian Scribes examines how those figures saved either the executive existence and cultural reminiscence of Egypt operating. those are the Egyptians who ran the nation and shaped the supposedly meritocratic method of neighborhood management and executive. Case reviews examine accountants, draughtsmen, scribes with army and dynastic roles, the authors of graffiti and literati who interacted in several methods with Pharaohs and different leaders. Assuming no prior wisdom of old Egypt, many of the roles and identities of the scribes are provided in a concise and available approach, providing based details on their cultural identification and self-presentation, and supplying readers with an perception into the making of Egyptian written culture.

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