Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Egyptian Literature Consisting of three volumes, this title outlines the gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone and the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus. It also shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom.
- Published: 03 April 2006
- Format: Paperback 300 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780520248427 ISBN 10: 0520248422
- Sales rank: 38,820
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Full description for Ancient Egyptian Literature
First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone, the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that focuses on life after death. Introduced with a new foreword by Antonio Loprieno. Volume II shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550-1080 B.C.). With a new foreword by Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert. Volume III spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era. With a new foreword by Joseph G. Manning.