By John Baines
A generously illustrated collection of John Baines's influential writings on center parts of historical Egyptian civilization: the function of writing, which used to be very diversified in antiquity from what's universal within the glossy international, and the significance of visible tradition. those questions are explored via a few case stories. the amount assembles articles that have been scattered in courses in a number of disciplines, making on hand key contributions on middle difficulties of idea, comparability, and research within the research of many civilizations and providing details of departure for additional learn. 3 absolutely new essays are incorporated, and the final process is an interdisciplinary one, synthesizing insights from archaeology, anthropology, and artwork heritage in addition to Egyptology.
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