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Literacy and ancient Egyptian society

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From its first occurrence around 3000 B.C., writing was integral to the self-definition of Egyptian culture, especially in terms of display where it was part of a system of pictorial representation. By 2600 continuous texts were produced and any linguistic matter could be written; new genres of text appeared in stages, literary texts in the Middle Kingdom and some additional types in the New Kingdom. Very few people were literate, all of them officials of state; schooling was limited. The mai...

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University of Oxford
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Journal:
Man (New Series)
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
572-599
Language:
English
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2008-03-14

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