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Libraries in Ancient Egypt, c.2600–1600 bce

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This chapter surveys the textual and archaeological evidence for libraries in ancient Egypt c.2600–1600 BCE, discussing surviving administrative ‘archives’ as models for how literary texts could have been circulated and stored. The implications of the material form of surviving manuscripts for issues of manufacture and storage are discussed. Possible evidence for extensively centralized systems of circulation and storage is reviewed, together with specific case studies of private archives for...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Oxford college:
Queens College
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Editor
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Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions
Chapter number:
3
Pages:
115–167
Publication date:
2019-11-07
Acceptance date:
2017-06-09
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EISBN:
9780191841347
ISBN:
9780199655359
Language:
English
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Chapter
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pubs:702006
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uuid:a50c0df2-c62b-4233-9293-6a2d824edb7f
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pubs:702006
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702006
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2017-06-27

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