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Papyrus Queen’s College Recto: A Narrative in Abnormal Hieratic

Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The manuscript which is the topic of this chapter contains the first literary text in abnormal hieratic, a script used mainly for documentary texts in the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Dynasties. As ... More


Ink

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The village of Deir al-Medina has produced many thousands of ostraca telling us all about everyday life in New Kingdom Egypt, at least for this village. The village itself was first excavated between ... More


Mathematical Texts (I): The Mathematical Training of Scribes

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses mathematical texts that originated from the Middle Kingdom. While this may well be caused by the vagaries of preservation, it might be that it reflects the actual situation, ... More


‘Angelic Pastor’? Pius XII and the Worldwide Church

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

This chapter seeks to bring into relief the complexities and contradictions in Pius XII’s fulfilment of his pastoral ministry, which reflect the strong differences of opinion among his closest ... More


On the Regionalization of Roman-Period Egyptian Hands

Joachim Friedrich Quack

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In earlier periods of Egyptian history, cursive writing tends to display a certain degree of uniformity all over the country, and it is difficult to localize a hieratic text just on the basis of its ... More


Libraries in Ancient Egypt, c.2600–1600 BCE

R. B. Parkinson

in Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199655359
eISBN:
9780191841347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655359.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

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 ... More


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