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Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Niv Allon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The books examines Eighteenth Dynasty images of reading and writing with the aim of understanding how members of the elite conceptualized literacy, and how, in turn, they identified themselves with ... More


Epilogue: Objects, Patrons, and Perceptions

Niv Allon

in Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The epilogue returns to some of the main themes discussed in this book through the analysis of a passage found on a stela from Haremhab’s tomb. In the inscription, Haremhab shows exceptional interest ... More


Prestige and Disdain: Literacy and Self-Representation in the Tomb

Niv Allon

in Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tomb owners, who may be assumed to be literate, hardly ever show themselves reading or writing in their tombs. The second chapter critically examines the two main prevailing answers in the ... More


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