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Restricted knowledge, hierarchy, and decorum: modern perceptions and ancient institutions

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Modern scholarly attitudes to the phenomenon of restricted knowledge in ancient Egypt have been affected by political and ideological issues of the present more strongly than have some other domains of the subject. It should be asked what its significance and position in ancient society and ideology was. From the Old Kingdom onward clear cases can be found of elite display of access to restricted knowledge coupled with concealment of its content. Such knowledge includes inititation into and p...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)
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Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt Journal website
Volume:
27
Pages:
1-23
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uuid:d8d21b45-912b-4bbd-b6c0-8690b653156a
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ora:933

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