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Les papyrus démotiques de Tsenhor (P. Tsenhor). Les archives privées d’une femme égyptienne du temps de Darius Ier. Volume I: textes. Volume II: paléographie et planches
Transcriptions hiéroglyphiques et paléographie établies par P.W. Pestman et S.P. Vleeming

Authors:  Pestman P.W.
Year: 1994
ISBN: 978-90-6831-657-5
Pages: Vol I: XII-210 p., Vol. II: 57* p. + 20 pl.
Price: 175 EURO

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The Tsenhor Archive has been a long time coming. Since the days of Griffith, scholars have eagerly awaited an edition of this archive from a family of Theban choachytes (undertakers), which presents a rich variety of content matter. It contains seventeen early demotic title deeds documenting various aspects of family law (marriage, inheritance), but also sales of cattle, slaves, and donations of land. All these texts are lavishly published in photography, transcription, transliteration and translation with full notes and indexes. The general commentary focuses on the juridical and diplomatic aspects of texts. This book is capped off with a comprehensive paleographical table of signs from the texts (contrasting the signs as they occur in isolation and in ligatures), as well as with a chronological table of the period 728-326 B.C., which both deserve to be mentioned separately.

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