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    DescriptionEgyptologist, essayist and novelist, Christian Jacq is one of the most widely read authors in the world. Here, he presents a new vision of one of the pillars of Egyptian wisdom and the key to an era of rich spirituality which has much to offer. Ptah-Hotep was a philosopher and leading statesman in the Egypt of 2400 BC. Having reached the great age of 110 he decided to pass on his experience by setting down a collection of sayings, or 'wisdoms. ' Miraculously preserved, his work has a real claim to be the oldest book in the world and offers not only wisdom but an exceptional insight into the life and philosophy of the ancient world. As second in command to the fifth-dynasty pharaoh Djedkare Isesi, Ptah-Hotep's work is crucial to our understanding of the golden age of the Ancient Empire (around 26402040 BC). Through this book we can see into the mind of the sage and share his most intimate reflections. Styled as advice from father to son or master to pupil, his words offer counsel on timeless topics such as the art of governing, the nature of true knowledge, and how to enjoy a harmonious life without violence.


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    Title
    The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep
    Subtitle
    Spiritual Treasures from the Age of the Pyramids and the Oldest Book in the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Jacq
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786718290
    ISBN 10: 0786718293
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC21: 299.31
    DC22: 299.31
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    DC22: 299/.31
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PJ1959 .J3313 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    01 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Christian Jacq is the bestselling author of over fifty books about Egypt and is the head of the Ramses Institute for the preservation of endangered archaeological sites. His fivebook suite of biographical novels about the great pharaoh Ramses II has been published in more than 25 countries.