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Published: 31 October 2013

438 Pages | 18 in-text illustrations


ISBN: 9780199673896

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The Use of Documents in Pharaonic Egypt

Christopher Eyre

Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents

  • Focuses on a wide range of Egyptian primary sources as evidence
  • Addresses the history of documentary practice from the earliest forms of the written document
  • Argues that the growth of bureaucracy is a consequence and not a cause of growth in the early state
  • Offers a comparative perspective on the role of documentary practice in only partially literate and largely oral societies