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The Administration of Egypt in the Late Middle Kingdom: The Hieratic Documents

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An academic work by Stephen Quircke, containing 'a revised version of the first half' of his doctoral dissertation, the sections on hieratic documents. This hardcover is in excellent condition.  
Back cover: "From the reign of Senusret II until the mid 13th Dynasty, the national bureaucracy of Egypt attained the most tightly regulated form known under the Pharaohs. Officials bore titles demarcating their functions with a new precision, spirit of an age that produced the most ancient border stones along with the mightiest of Egyptian fortresses. The firsthand evidence for this bureaucracy lies in the few surviving papyri and leather rolls upon which the scribes of the late Middle Kingdom recorded their work. The documents are gathered here for the first time for consideration as a group. They include two remarkable and unparalleled papyri, Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446 and Papyrus Boulaq 18. Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446 includes a register of legal cases concerning fugitives who took flight rather than fulfil their obligatory period of manual labour for the state. Papyrus Boulaq 18 contains the day-by-day accounts file on income and expenditure at the royal court during a visit by the king to his southern capital Thebes. The author assesses previous studies of these unevenly published records, and proposes new interpretations, with the aim of preparing the ground for a fuller description of the government of Egypt at its most intensive"

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Author(s):
Stephen Quirke
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1872561012
Number of pages:
253
Publisher:
SIA Publishing, 1990

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An academic work by Stephen Quircke, containing 'a revised version of the first half' of his doctoral dissertation, the sections on hieratic documents. This hardcover is in excellent condition.  
Back cover: "From the reign of Senusret II until the mid 13th Dynasty, the national bureaucracy of Egypt attained the most tightly regulated form known under the Pharaohs. Officials bore titles demarcating their functions with a new precision, spirit of an age that produced the most ancient border stones along with the mightiest of Egyptian fortresses. The firsthand evidence for this bureaucracy lies in the few surviving papyri and leather rolls upon which the scribes of the late Middle Kingdom recorded their work. The documents are gathered here for the first time for consideration as a group. They include two remarkable and unparalleled papyri, Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446 and Papyrus Boulaq 18. Papyrus Brooklyn 35.1446 includes a register of legal cases concerning fugitives who took flight rather than fulfil their obligatory period of manual labour for the state. Papyrus Boulaq 18 contains the day-by-day accounts file on income and expenditure at the royal court during a visit by the king to his southern capital Thebes. The author assesses previous studies of these unevenly published records, and proposes new interpretations, with the aim of preparing the ground for a fuller description of the government of Egypt at its most intensive"

Author(s):
Stephen Quirke
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1872561012
Number of pages:
253
Publisher:
SIA Publishing, 1990

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