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Problems of Canonicity and Identity Formation in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications)

Editat de Kim Ryholt, Gojko Barjamovic
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 26 Jul 2016
The term “canonicity” implies the recognition that the domain of literature and of the library is also a cultural and political one, related to various forms of identity formation, maintenance, and change. From the very earliest days of writing, texts from the written traditions of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt were accumulated, codified, and to some extent canonized, as various collections developed primarily in the environment of the temple and the palace. Problems of Canonicity and Identity Formation in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia addresses the interrelations between various forms of “canon” and identity formation in different time periods, genres, regions, and contexts, as well as the application of contemporary conceptions of canon to ancient texts.
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ISBN-13: 9788763543729
ISBN-10: 8763543729
Pagini: 357
Ilustrații: 1 color plate, 11 halftones, 2
Dimensiuni: 140 x 235 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.84 kg
Editura: Museum Tusculanum Press
Colecția Museum Tusculanum Press
Seria Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications

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Kim Ryholt is professor of Egyptology at the University of Copenhagen. Gojko Barjamovic is a lecturer on Assyriology at Harvard University.


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