Agency in Ancient Writing by Joshua Englehardt

By Joshua Englehardt

Individual brokers are often obvious in early writing and notational platforms, but those structures have not often been subjected to the concept that of organisation because it is traceable in archeology. Agency in historic Writing addresses this oversight, permitting archeologists to spot and speak about actual, observable actors and activities within the archaeological record.


Embracing myriad ways that service provider might be interpreted, historical writing structures from Mesoamerica, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Crete, China, and Greece are tested from a textual viewpoint as either archaeological gadgets and nascent old records. this enables for contrast between intentions, results, meanings, and motivations, expanding knowing and helping interpretation of the subjectivity of social actors. Chapters targeting acts of writing and public recitation overlap with these addressing the materiality of texts, interweaving archaeology, epigraphy, and the research of visible image systems.


Agency in historic Writing ends up in a extra thorough and significant dialogue of employer as an archaeological notion and may be of curiosity to an individual attracted to historic texts, together with archaeologists, historians, linguists, epigraphers, and artwork historians, in addition to students learning company and structuration theory.

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