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The Resource The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt., Christopher Eyre

The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt., Christopher Eyre

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The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt.
Title
The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt.
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Eyre
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
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 - private and official - were created and used. It explores the ways in which the writing of documents was embedded deeply in the interactions between customary social practices, which were essentially oral, and in the penetration of outside hierarchies into local government. Eyre argues that the potential of the written document as evidence or proof was never fully exploited in the pharaonic period, even though writing was a powerful symbol and display of hierarchical authority
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ERASA
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Eyre, Christopher
Dewey number
932-933
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents
Label
The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt., Christopher Eyre
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn825745694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi , 464 p.:
Isbn
9780199673896
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The use of documents in Pharaonic Egypt., Christopher Eyre
Publication
Control code
ocn825745694
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi , 464 p.:
Isbn
9780199673896
Other physical details
ill.

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