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The Resource Agency in ancient writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt

Agency in ancient writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt

Label
Agency in ancient writing
Title
Agency in ancient writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joshua Englehardt
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through the lens of agency, contributors successfully rethink the nature of ancient texts. In so doing they ably demonstrate that when a new theoretical orientation is applied to a taken-for-granted category of data it invigorates both the data and our understanding of the past."--Marcia-Anne Dobres, University of Main Individual agents are frequently evident in early writing and notational systems, yet these systems have rarely been subjected to the concept of agency as it is traceable in archeology. Agency in Ancient Writing addresses this oversight, allowing archeologists to identify and discuss real, observable actors and actions in the archaeological record. Embracing myriad ways in which agency can be interpreted, ancient writing systems from Mesoamerica, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Crete, China, and Greece are examined from a textual perspective as both archaeological objects and nascent historical documents. This allows for distinction among intentions, consequences, meanings, and motivations, increasing understanding and aiding interpretation of the subjectivity of social actors. Chapters focusing on acts of writing and public recitation overlap with those addressing the materiality of texts, interweaving archaeology, epigraphy, and the study of visual symbol systems. Agency in Ancient Writing leads to a more thorough and meaningful discussion of agency as an archaeological concept and will be of interest to anyone interested in ancient texts, including archaeologists, historians, linguists, epigraphers, and art historians, as well as scholars studying agency and structuration theory
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
411/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
P211.7
LC item number
.A44 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Englehardt, Joshua
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  • Writing
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Paleography
  • Social archaeology
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Paleography
  • Social archaeology
  • Writing
  • Hochkultur
  • Schriftsystem
  • Sozialarchäologie
  • Paläographie
  • Agentschappen
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Archeologische aspecten
  • Epigrafie
  • Schriftcultuur
Label
Agency in ancient writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : individual intentionality, social structure, and material agency in early writing and emerging script technologies / Joshua Englehardt and Dimitri Nakassis -- The mediated image : reflections on semasiographic notation in the ancient Americas / Margaret A. Jackson -- Bureaucratic backlashes : bureaucrats as agents of socioeconomic change in proto-historic Mesopotamia / Clemens Reichel -- Are writing systems intelligently designed? / Adam D. Smith -- Agency in death : early Egyptian writing from mortuary contexts / Laurel Bestock -- Reembodying identity : seals and seal impressions as agents of social change on late prepalatial Crete / Emily S.K. Anderson -- Performance, presence, and genre in Maya hieroglyphs : a case study in the agency of writing / Michael D. Carrasco -- Contingency and innovation in native transcriptions of encrypted cuneiform (ud.gal.nun) / J. Cale Johnson and Adam Johnson -- Structuration of the conjuncture : agency in classic Maya iconography and texts / Joshua Englehardt -- Inscriptions from Zhongshan : Chinese texts and the archaeology of agency / Wang Haicheng -- Structuration and the state in Mycenaean Greece / Dimitri Nakassis -- Epilogue : agency and writing / Ruth D. Whitehouse
Control code
815970271
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322092
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021728516
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22573/ctt47j0sp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815970271
Label
Agency in ancient writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : individual intentionality, social structure, and material agency in early writing and emerging script technologies / Joshua Englehardt and Dimitri Nakassis -- The mediated image : reflections on semasiographic notation in the ancient Americas / Margaret A. Jackson -- Bureaucratic backlashes : bureaucrats as agents of socioeconomic change in proto-historic Mesopotamia / Clemens Reichel -- Are writing systems intelligently designed? / Adam D. Smith -- Agency in death : early Egyptian writing from mortuary contexts / Laurel Bestock -- Reembodying identity : seals and seal impressions as agents of social change on late prepalatial Crete / Emily S.K. Anderson -- Performance, presence, and genre in Maya hieroglyphs : a case study in the agency of writing / Michael D. Carrasco -- Contingency and innovation in native transcriptions of encrypted cuneiform (ud.gal.nun) / J. Cale Johnson and Adam Johnson -- Structuration of the conjuncture : agency in classic Maya iconography and texts / Joshua Englehardt -- Inscriptions from Zhongshan : Chinese texts and the archaeology of agency / Wang Haicheng -- Structuration and the state in Mycenaean Greece / Dimitri Nakassis -- Epilogue : agency and writing / Ruth D. Whitehouse
Control code
815970271
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322092
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40021728516
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47j0sp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815970271

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