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

Jennifer Cromwell and Eitan Grossman

Abstract

This volume deals with the possibility of glimpsing pre-modern and early modern Egyptian scribes, the people who actually produced ancient documents, through the ways in which they organized and wrote those documents. Breaking with the traditional conception of variation in scribal texts as ‘free’ or indicative of ‘corruption’, this volume reconceptualizes scribal variation in pre-modern Egypt from the point of view of contemporary historical sociolinguistics, seeing scribes as agents embedded in particular geographical, temporal, and sociocultural environments. This volume comprises a set of ... More

Keywords: Egypt, historical sociolinguistics, repertoires, variation, scribes, textual communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198768104.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Cromwell, editor
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen

Eitan Grossman, editor
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem