Download PDF by Niv Allon,Hana Navratilova: Ancient Egyptian Scribes: A Cultural Exploration (Bloomsbury

By Niv Allon,Hana Navratilova

the trendy view of the traditional Egyptian global is usually during the lens of a scribe: the expert, schooled, literate person who was once 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 rather little approximately what underpinned their international, 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 working. those are the Egyptians who ran the country and shaped the supposedly meritocratic process of neighborhood management and executive. Case experiences 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 earlier wisdom of historic Egypt, a number of the roles and identities of the scribes are provided in a concise and available method, delivering established details on their cultural id and self-presentation, and offering readers with an perception into the making of Egyptian written culture.

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