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By Edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Mounir Fathallah, with a Preface by Ismail Serageldin

In adopting the subject matter of What occurred to the traditional Library of Alexandria? This publication goals at proposing afresh, a hugely really good dialogue of basic resources relating to the various elements and episodes of that lengthy disputed query. The ebook covers quite a lot of issues, starting with an preliminary presentation of alternative old Egyptian kinds of library associations, with a distinct concentrate on the later Coptic Nag Hamadi Library. It then bargains with the bothered instances lower than later Ptolemies and Romans, whilst the Royal Library, the Daughter Library and the Mouseion, got here below a succession of threats: Caesar's Alexandrian warfare in forty eight B.C., and through the tragic advancements within the 3rd and fourth centuries which finally culminated within the destruction of the Serapeum that housed the Daughter Library.A dialogue of the highbrow milieu in the course of the fourth and 5th centuries, follows, in addition to the conflicting attitudes in the Church with reference to classical studying. An research of ancient and new archaeological facts confirms the truth that Alexandria endured to be a urban of books and scholarship centuries after the destruction of the Library. ultimately, the past due medieval Arab tale of the destruction of the Library through order of Caliph Omar, is totally thought of and refuted via textual research of the unique resources. The individuals contain: William J. Cherf, Dimitar Y. Dimitrov, Maria Dzielska, Mostafa A. El-Abbadi, Jean-Yves Empereur, Fayza M. Haikal, Georges Leroux, Bernard Lewis, Grzegorz Majcherek, Mounir H. Megally, Birger A. Pearson, Lucien X. Polastron, Qassem Abdou Qassem, and Ismail Serageldin.

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28 Par exemple par rapport à un autre pays, la Mésopotamie. 29 Le grenier de Rome se trouva à un moment donné en Egypte. La collecte du blé était effectuée sous le préfet de l’annone et ses services et transportée à partir d’Alexandrie. 4. La nécessité d’un système de dénombrement et les implications de ce processus promoteur Cependant, ce rôle de l’Administration ne pouvait se réaliser sans l’aide d’un inventaire systématique des potentialités du pays, comprenant tous les habitants et leurs biens, au sens économique du terme, ainsi que les moyens de gardiennage et de transport des produits et leur distribution; sans un tel recueil complet on ne pouvait avoir une représentation quantitative, même simplifiée, des ressources potentielles du pays.

La matérialisation de ce concept est une statuette, appelée wšbti12 (oushebti), ‘répondeur,’ Wb. II, 212, 8 sq. Même dans les Textes des Pyramides, ex. Pyr. § 891, voir Faulkner, Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, 156. 12 Wb. I, 373; ibid. IV, 435, 15. indd 16 1/25/2008 9:35:24 PM à la recherche de la systématisation 17 placée en de multiples exemplaires dans la tombe à partir du Moyen Empire. Elle représente le mort momifié comme travailleur agricole avec ses outils, deux houes et un panier sur le dos, prêt à répondre wšb13 (ouesheb) à l’appel pour construire des digues ou pour, le cas échéant, les colmater.

Ceci explique d’une part l’importance donnée à l’inondation, source de vie dont dépend l’économie du pays, et de l’autre l’action unificatrice de cette inondation, base de l’unité organique du pays. On peut facilement comprendre qu’aucune des nombreuses régions de cette vallée, qui s’enchaînent du Sud au Nord, ne pouvait gérer seule l’inondation ni ses conséquences sur son territoire; cette gestion, tout comme le contrôle équitable des eaux pour satisfaire les besoins de tous ne pouvait être, comme c’est encore le cas aujourd’hui, qu’une affaire d’Etat.

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