An Ancient Egyptian Literary Text in Context

An Ancient Egyptian Literary Text in Context : The Instruction of Ptahhotep

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The book attempts to reconstruct the social context for Egyptian wisdom literature during the Middle and New Kingdoms (c. 2000-1000 BC), using The Instruction of Ptahhotep as a case-study. By looking at the archaeology and material culture of manuscripts, intertextual references and editorial changes to the text over time, the book traces the life of a wisdom poem from the hands of its copyists to the minds of its readers, charting its use and reception over hundreds of years.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 323 pages
  • 167.64 x 246.38 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Peeters Publishers
  • Leuven, Belgium
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 9042926007
  • 9789042926004
  • 2,034,891