High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt - John Baines

High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt - John Baines

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High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt - John Baines

John Baines [+-]
University of Oxford
John Baines is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford. His principal publications are on Egyptian art, literature, and religion. He has also studied the role of writing in Egyptian society and high-cultural legitimations and concerns of elites. His publications include Visual and Written Culture in Ancient Egypt (2007) and The Disappearance of Writing Systems (co-edited with John Bennet and Stephen Houston, Equinox, 2008).

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This chapter draws together some threads of argument, discussing movement, travel, and presence, with the aim of broadening the interpretations offered. In this respect, two fundamental contexts and meanings for the category of experience are offered. The significance of experience is brought into focus by the first-person form of most biographical inscriptions, device which is paralleled in many Egyptian literary texts.

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Baines, John. Elite experience. High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 235-264 Nov 2013. ISBN 9781781793626. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21393. Date accessed: 22 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21393. Nov 2013

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