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    Ancient Egyptian Literature: History and Forms (Lo Scaffale) (Hardback)(English / French / German) By (author) Antonio Loprieno

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    DescriptionThis volume deals with the development and the characteristics of the literature of Ancient Egypt over a period of more than two millennia, from the monumental origins of autobiography at the end of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2150 BCE) down to the latest literary compositions in Demotic during the Graeco-Roman period (300 BCE-200 CE). This book, the result of an international co-operation among more than twenty scholars, is divided into sections devoted to the definition of literary discourse in Ancient Egypt; the history and genres of these texts, their linguistic and stylistic features; and the image of Ancient Egypt as displayed in later literary traditions of the Mediterranean world - Greek, Coptic, Arabic. With over thirty chapters, this volume provides an interdisciplinary account of current research in one of the methodologically most advanced fields of Egyptology.

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    Ancient Egyptian Literature
    History and Forms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonio Loprieno
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 728
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 49 mm
    Weight: 1,402 g
    ISBN 13: 9789004099258
    ISBN 10: 9004099255

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: ARC007000, HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A24400000
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CXG
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 893.1, 893/.1
    DC20: 893.109001
    LC classification: PJ1481.A53, PJ1481 .A53 1996
    Thema V1.0: DSBB
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    01 October 1996
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    Author Information
    Antonio Loprieno, Ph.D. (1977), University of Turin, Italy, and Dr. phil.habil. (1984), University of Gottingen, Germany, is Professor of Egyptology and Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published extensively on Egyptian language and literature, including Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, (Cambridge University Press, 1995).
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    '...this book is a must for all Egyptologists for whom the study of written sources is of paramount importance. The editor who is well known for many important contributions to Egyptian linguistics and textwissenschaft has gatehered together 32 essyas covering most, if not all, aspects of textual studies.' P.J. Frandsen, JESHO, 2000.