Hieroglyphs and Writing History

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Author  Roberto Gozzoli
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   January 1, 1970
ISBN  0415243661
Pages  192

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This is a student-friendly introduction to the forms of writing in ancient Egypt and their use to historians. Incorporating New Historicism and examining the recent scholarly studies of Egyptian history, Gozzoli discusses all periods of Pharaonic history. 

With case studies focusing on the role and status of writing in Egypt - conservation of the past through writing, autobiographies, and documentation of religion - Gozzoli examines Egyptian literature as an historical source, and analyzes Egyptian daily life through hieroglyphic evidence. 

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