The Teachings Of Ptahhotep

Author : Ptahhotep
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2016 Reprint of 1909 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Originally published as "The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep" and also as "The Maxims of Ptahhotep," the work is believed by some scholars to be the oldest book in the world. Authorship is attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC). It is a collection of maxims and advice in the sebayt ("teaching") genre on human relations and are provided as instruction for his son. The work survives today in papyrus copies, including the Prisse Papyrus which dates from the Middle Kingdom and is on display at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. There are considerable differences between the Prisse Papyrus version and the two texts at the British Museum. The 1906 translation by Battiscombe Gunn, published as part of the "Wisdom of the East" series and which is reprinted here, was made directly from the Prisse Papyrus, in Paris, rather than from copies. Some lessons include: Learning by listening to everybody and knowing that human knowledge is never perfect are a leitmotif. Avoiding open conflict wherever possible should not be considered weakness. Justice should be pursued and in the end it will be a god's command that prevails. Greed is the base of all evil and should be guarded against, while generosity towards family and friends is praiseworthy."
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The Teachings Of Ptahhotep

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ISBN : 1603867392
Genre : History
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An Unabridged, Unedited Printing of the 1909 Dutton Edition Translated by B. G. Gunn, to include: An Editorial Note - Introduction (by the translator) - The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep - The Instruction of Ke'gemni - Appendix - Note to Appendix - The Instruction of Amenemhe'et - Explanation of Names - Bibliography
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The Teachings Of Ptahhotep

Author : Kagemna
ISBN : 1497469899
Genre : History
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INTRODUCTION Memorials of the Past--The Land of Darkness--The Time of Ptah-Hotep--Concerning the Book--The Treatise of Ke'Gemni--Date of the Manuscript--An Egyptian Chesterfield--Who was Ptah-Hotep?--His Teaching--Views on Women--The Gods of Egypt--Previous Translations--The Oldest Book Known Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new! It hath been already of old time, Which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; Neither shall there be any remembrance Of things that are to come With those that shall come after.
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I Am Because We Are

Author : Fred L. Hord
ISBN : 0870239651
Genre : Philosophy
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An anthology of writings by Black intellectuals provides a foundation for the assertion of a Black philosophy
Category: Philosophy

In Search Of A Canon

Author : Greg Wiggan
ISBN : 9789462099203
Genre : Education
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Harnessing Paulo Freire’s critical analysis of education and society, In Search of a Canon explores Africa and Asia, and their relationship to Europe, and Europe’s connection to the rest of the western world. As such, this book is situated in the tradition of critical scholars as it explores the relationship between historical processes and the development of a canon, or literature that is considered as sacred or accepted. In doing so, it intricately explores the intersection of history, religion (sacred text), race relations and education. The book uncovers the origins of the human family tree and the historical context related to the emergence of sacred literature and institutionalized systems of thought and educational processes. It presents critical dates, timelines and perspectives that are aimed at raising awareness in order to make schools and society more humane and democratic. Greg Wiggan is Associate Professor of Urban Education, Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, and Affiliate Faculty Member of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research addresses urban education and urban sociology in the context of school processes that promote high achievement among African American students and other underserved minority student populations. In doing so, his research also examines the broader connections between the history of urbanization, globalization processes and the internationalization of education in urban schools. His books include: Global Issues in Education: Pedagogy, Policy, Practice, and the Minority Experience; Education in a Strange Land: Globalization, Urbanization, and Urban Schools – The Social and Educational Implications of the Geopolitical Economy; Curriculum Violence: America’s New Civil Rights Issue; Education for the New Frontier: Race, Education and Triumph in Jim Crow America 1867–1945; Following the Northern Star: Caribbean Identities and Education in North American Schools; and Unshackled: Education for Freedom, Student Achievement and Personal Emancipation.
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The Hidden Debate

Author : Akil Kokayi Khalfani
ISBN : 9781135869137
Genre : Social Science
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The Hidden Debate is a fresh and cutting-edge comparative analysis of the ongoing and highly charged social conflict over affirmative action in South Africa and the United States. The debate over affirmative action has raged for over 30 years in the United States and since the early 1990s in South Africa with minimal agreement or resolution. In part this discord remains because scholars, journalists, politicians, and other social analysts have failed to properly specify and examine the problem.
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An Ancient African Wisdom Book

Author : Angela Chamblee
ISBN : 9780595601134
Genre : Self-Help
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Using good manners and doing the right thing never go out of style. And in "An Ancient African Wisdom Book, " author Angela Chamblee analyzes "The Instruction of Ptahhotep, " one of the oldest textbooks on earth; a self-help book, it teaches good manners and ethics and provides advice about how to be successful in life. Aided by illustrations, "An Ancient African Wisdom Book" dissects this eighteen page book of maxims that was written 4,500 years ago and translates these maxims into information that can be applied to life today. The maxims provide advice on how to do the following: Effectively dispute with a supervisor, peer, or subordinate Speak to a powerful person Deal with success Guard against greed Survive middle management Be a better listener Have a better marriage In addition to an explanation of the maxims, "An Ancient African Wisdombook" also includes teaching suggestions, writing assignments, group lessons, and commentary to help teachers formulate lesson plans to teach ancient African wisdom. Ptahhotep's book helps to lay the foundation for black literature and culture throughout the world, and it lays the ethical foundation for a golden age of African achievement.
Category: Self-Help