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Poetry and culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt : a dark side to perfection

Author: R B Parkinson
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Series: Athlone publications in Egyptology and ancient Near Eastern studies (Continuum (Firm))
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The Middle Kingdom (c.1940-1640 BC) was a golden age of Ancient Egyptian writing. This study radically reassesses Middle Kingdom poems' cultural role, arguing that they were entertainments that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parkinson, R.B.
Poetry and culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2002
(OCoLC)649192780
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R B Parkinson
ISBN: 0826456375 9780826456373
OCLC Number: 47623966
Description: xix, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I: Approaches - The Study of Middle Kingdom 'Literature' - General Considerations: Definitions, Genre, Interpretation - II: Context and Intertext - Texts and Intertext - The Social Context - Literature and Culture - Literary Form - Cultural Themes of Literature - III: Readings - Tales - Discourses and Dialogues - Teachings - Reading the Poems - Appendix 1 Survey of the Middle Kingdom Literary Corpus - Appendix 2 Kemit
Series Title: Athlone publications in Egyptology and ancient Near Eastern studies (Continuum (Firm))
Responsibility: R.B. Parkinson.

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