Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions: Concepts of Record-keeping in the Ancient World
Oxford University Press, 2003 - History - 362 pages
Our 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 littleabout 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, andstoring 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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