By Niv Allon,Hana Navratilova

the trendy view of the traditional Egyptian global is frequently throughout the lens of a scribe: the proficient, schooled, literate person who was once current at many degrees of Egyptian society, from an area accountant to the top echelons of society. And but, regardless of the wealth of knowledge the scribes left us, we all know particularly 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 approach of neighborhood management and executive. Case reports examine accountants, draughtsmen, scribes with army and dynastic roles, the authors of graffiti and literati who interacted in numerous methods with Pharaohs and different leaders. Assuming no earlier wisdom of historical Egypt, some of the roles and identities of the scribes are offered in a concise and available means, supplying established info on their cultural identification and self-presentation, and supplying readers with an perception into the making of Egyptian written culture.

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