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    DescriptionBoth literal and highly lyrical, hieroglyphics bring alive a distant world, with descriptions of the natural environment, the art, the society, the religious beliefs, and even the philosophical basis of a culture that flourished 5,000 years ago. Presenting and explaining almost 600 of the figures used in the classic phase of Egypt's "sacred writing," this fascinating volume traces the origins and the meaning of each sign, as well as its graphic stylization. An opening essay reveals the secrets of the hieroglyphic system, including its development and its structural characteristics, and emphasizes the sacred, evocative, even magical power of the form, which - unlike our own abstract alphabet - is immediate and expressive. Concluding the book are a complete glossary, a bibliography, and an index, designed to make this book invaluable to the casual reader as well as the student and specialist.


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    Title
    Hieroglyphics
    Subtitle
    The Writings of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maria C. Betro
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 251
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 830 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780789202321
    ISBN 10: 0789202328
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: CF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15600
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: LAN016000, HIS002030
    DC22: 493/.1
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CX
    B&T Approval Code: A22820000
    DC22: 493.1
    DC20: 493.1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FOR001000
    LC classification: PJ1097.B46, PJ1097 .B46 1996
    Thema V1.0: CF, CJ, NHG, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1HBE
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2CX
    Illustrations note
    600col.ill.
    Publisher
    Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    29 November 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    This complete handbook reveals the secrets of the hieroglyphic writing of the Nile Valley, which provides a still-vivid snapshot of the gods, the people, and the everyday life of the Ancient Egyptians. Both literal and highly lyrical, hieroglyphics bring alive a distant world, with descriptions of the natural environment, the art, the society, the religious beliefs, and even the philosophical basis of a culture that flourished 5,000 years ago. Presenting and explaining almost 600 of the figures used in the classic phase of Egypt's "sacred writing", this fascinating volume traces the origins and the meaning of each sign, as well as its graphic stylization. An opening essay reveals the secrets of the hieroglyphic system, including its development and its structural characteristics, and emphasizes the sacred, evocative, even magical power of the form, which - unlike our own abstract alphabet - is immediate and expressive. Concluding the book are a complete glossary, a bibliography, and an index, designed to make this book invaluable to the casual reader as well as the student and specialist.