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    DescriptionVoices from Ancient Egypt is a reissue of the valuable introduction to ancient Egyptian literature first published in 1991. An anthology presenting translations of sixty documents from a golden age of ancient Egyptian culture (c. 2081-1600 BC), the documents illustrate all aspects of life and the place of literacy in an early civilisation. The 'voices' range from the high formal literature of religious rituals and royal monuments to the hurried requests of the bureaucrats and the jokes of harrassed workmen. They tell a tale not only of the intellectual beliefs of the elite, but of family feuds, love and murder, as well as the pastoral dreams of a society trying to attain its vision of absolute order in a chaotic universe.


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    Title
    Voices from Ancient Egypt
    Subtitle
    An Anthology of Middle Kingdom Writings
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by R. B. Parkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714109619
    ISBN 10: 0714109614
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 893.1
    DC20: 893.1
    LC classification: PJ1943 .V6 2004
    Illustrations note
    50 colour and 40 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London