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The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt.

Author: Eyre.
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2013.
Series: Oxford studies in ancient documents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume reconstructs the history of documentary practice in pharaonic Egypt from the early Old Kingdom to the major administrative changes imposed by the colonizing regimes of the Graeco-Roman period. Relating administrative and legal practice to the physical practicalities of the media used for writing, and through the close reading of primary textual sources, it examines how different types of documents -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eyre.
ISBN: 9780199673896 0199673896
OCLC Number: 825745694
Description: 464 pages.
Contents: LIST OF FIGURES ; ABBREVIATIONS ; 1. The Invention of the Document in Pharonic Egypt ; 2. The Physical Form of Writing ; 3. The Vizier as Bureaucrat ; 4. The Written Authorisation ; 5. Land and People ; 6. Bureaucratic Process at Dier el Medina ; 7. Process, Storage, and Record ; 8. Conclusion ; BILBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford studies in ancient documents.
Responsibility: Christopher Eyre.

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