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    DescriptionIn Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Richard Parkinson explores how ancient Egyptian poems have been read and perceived across the ages. * Presents an innovative and theoretically-informed account of how the most famous ancient Egyptian poems have been read over 4,000 years * From a leading expert in the interpretation of ancient Egyptian literature * Explores the original experience of ordinary Egyptians enjoying the poems as well as their interpretation during the Middle Kingdom and up to modern times * Draws on recent discoveries in the British Museum archives to reconstruct the contexts of the poems


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    Title
    Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry
    Subtitle
    Among Other Histories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. B. Parkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 734 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405125475
    ISBN 10: 1405125470
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2CXG
    DC22: 893.11, 893.11009
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 893/.11
    BIC subject category V2: 2CXG
    LC classification: PJ1487 .P365 2009
    BISAC region code: 3.1.3.0.0.0.0
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    03 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    R. B. Parkinson is a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, the British Museum, and regularly teaches in England and Germany. His publications include The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant (1991), the prize-winning Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1640 bc (1997), and Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt (2002).
    Review quote
    "A thoughtful and insightful volume on the Egyptian poems, specifically, and on ancient literature in general. ... All will agree that this 'love letter' is a valuable addition to the field." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, January 2010) "The author, one of the foremost scholars of ancient Egyptian literature, provides translations of many poems and stories but also helps to bring them to life by showing how they were part of the lives of everyday ancient Egyptians." (Ancient Egypt, September 2009)
    Back cover copy
    R. B. Parkinson, renowned as one of the leading experts in the interpretation of ancient Egyptian literature, brings an innovative and theoretically-informed account of how three of the most famous ancient Egyptian poems have been read and perceived across the ages.By considering the evolving landscapes of the poems and developing modern perspectives, Parkinson breathes new life into the complex literary culture of the Middle Kingdom. Parkinson first imagines the experience of an Egyptian audience enjoying the poems as they were perhaps performed around 1840 bc. In the book's second section, he draws on recent discoveries to discuss the poems' early manuscripts and then traces their transmission as classic texts during later periods. Finally, Parkinson considers the poems' modern reception by academics and other audiences, including Hollywood."Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry" is a passionate homage to poetry's power to acquire and engage new readers and readings through 4,000 years.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations. Preface. Note on Cited Texts. Chronology. Part I Performing Poetry . 1. Visitors in Egypt. 2. Reciting Two Poems at Abu (c. 1840 BC). 3. A Performance. Part II Reading Old Poems . 4. Writing at the Southern City (c. 1780 BC). 5. A Certain Provincial Scribe (c. 1780 BC). 6. A Library at the Southern City (c. 1680 BC). 7. Imperial Classics in the New Kingdom and Beyond (c. 1550-500 BC). Part III Studying Ancient Texts . 8. Some Modern Readers (AD 1836 on). 9. Among Other Histories. Appendix: Translations of the 12th-Dynasty Papyri. Abbreviations. References. Index