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Problems of Canonicity and Identity Formation in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (Hardcover)
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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.
Number of Pages: 347
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Street Date: October 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4165
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