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Reading ancient Egyptian poetry : among other histories

Author: R B Parkinson
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The editing, translation, and publication of ancient Egyptian texts has been central to the discipline of Egyptology since its inception. This book presents an innovative and theoretically informed account of how the most famous Ancient Egyptian poems have been read over a period of 4000 years.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R B Parkinson
ISBN: 9781405125475 1405125470 1405125489 9781405125482
OCLC Number: 237788746
Description: xxi, 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Performing poetry --
Visitors in Egypt --
Reciting two poems at Abu (c. 1840 BC) --
A performance --
Reading old poems --
Writing at the southern city (c. 1780 BC) --
A certain provincial scribe (c. 1780 BC) --
A library at the southern city (c. 1680 BC) --
Old imperial classics in the New Kingdom and beyond (c. 1550-500 BC) --
Studying and interpreting texts --
Some modern readers (AD 1836 on) --
Among other histories --
Appendix : translations of the 12th-Dynasty papyri.
Responsibility: R.B. Parkinson.
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"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 Read more...

 
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