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The name Ptahhotep means
"the god Ptah is in peace".
Ptahhotep was a Vizier during the Old
Kingdom; more precisely, he held office in the reign of the Fifth Dynasty
king Djedkare Isesi (ca. 2414-2375).
Ptahhotep is thought to
be first recorded author. His Maxims are considered the first manual of
good manners; he thus can be seen as the first person to have propagated
the importance of 'etiquette.'
It seems obvious that a website
related to books of the Egyptological field borrow the name of the world
most famous author... or at least, the one that should be the best
The website's main goal is to list books available to everyone,
from novels to serious scholarly works.
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Karine Gadré, Jean-Olivier Gransard-Desmond, Michael St John and Nigel
Strudwick for their kind assistance and useful suggestions regarding the
The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt would not exist without
the encouragement of my family.
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