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    DescriptionFirst 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.

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    Ancient Egyptian Literature
    Volume II: The New Kingdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miriam Lichtheim, Foreword by Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 63 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520248434
    ISBN 10: 0520248430

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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190, LIT004010
    B&T Approval Code: A24403000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 893.108
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 893/.108
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 893.1
    LC classification: PJ1943 .L5 2006, 2005046681
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DB
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    03 April 2006
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    Author Information
    For thirty years Miriam Lichtheim was Near East Bibliographer and Lecturer at University of California, Los Angeles. She retired in 1974 to devote herself to Egyptological research and later moved to Jerusalem where she taught at Hebrew University. She died in 2004. Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert is Professor of Egyptology at the Aegyptologisches Institut of the University of Leipzig.
    Review quote
    "Concise, lucid, and altogether interesting.... The notes on the individual texts are unfailingly illuminating." - Books Abroad (now World Literature Today)"
    Back cover copy
    "Praise for the first editions: "Concise, lucid, and altogether interesting . . . .The notes on the individual texts are unfailingly illuminating."--"Books Abroad (now "World Literature Today)
    Flap copy
    "Praise for the first editions: " "Concise, lucid, and altogether interesting ....The notes on the individual texts are unfailingly illuminating."--"Books Abroad" (now "World Literature Today")