Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions
Concepts of Record-keeping in the Ancient World
Edited by Maria Brosius
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Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions by Maria Brosius
Book DescriptionOur oldest archival records originate from the Near East. Systems of archival record-keeping developed over several millennia in Mesopotamia before spreading to Egypt, the Mycenean world, and the Persian empire, and continuing through the Hellenistic and Seleucid periods. Yet we know little about the way archival practices were established, transmitted, modified, and adapted by other civilizations. This interdisciplinary volume offers a systematic approach to archival documents and to the societies which created them, addressing questions of formal aspects of creating, writing, and storing ancient documents, and showing how archival systems were copied and adapted across a wide geographical area and an extensive period of time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199252459
(224mm x 145mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Maria Brosius
Maria Brosius is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle
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