Daily Life in Ancient Egyptian Personal Correspondence

Daily Life in Ancient Egyptian Personal Correspondence Susan Thorpe

Representations and inscriptions on tomb and temple walls and individual stelae have provided considerable knowledge of ancient Egyptian daily life, religious custom and military achievements. However, as visual or eulogistic textual evidence they are unable to provide the insight into the people themselves, their personalities and the events and issues they were concerned with, insight which can be found in personal correspondence. Daily Life in Ancient Egyptian Personal Correspondence addresses a selection of letters from the Old Kingdom up to and including the Twenty-first Dynasty. Under the topic headings of problems and issues, daily life, religious matters, military and police matters, it will show the insight they provide regarding aspects of belief, relationships, custom and behaviour, evidencing the distinctiveness of the data such personal correspondence can provide as a primary source of daily life in ancient Egypt - the extra dimension.
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ISBN
9781789695076
Uitgever
Archaeopress
Datum
25-02-2021
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
0
Bindwijze
Paperback

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