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The Song of Songs and the ancient Egyptian love songs

Author: Michael V Fox
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Available once more, this is a comprehensive, comparative literary philological examination of two enduring bodies of love poetry from the ancient Near East.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fox, Michael V., 1940-
Song of Songs and the ancient Egyptian love songs.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1985
(OCoLC)568308350
Online version:
Fox, Michael V., 1940-
Song of Songs and the ancient Egyptian love songs.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1985
(OCoLC)607712251
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael V Fox
ISBN: 0299100901 9780299100902 0299100944 9780299100940
OCLC Number: 11866853
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxvii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Translation and commentary --
1. The Egyptian love songs --
Introduction --
Source I: P. Harris 500 --
Source II: The Cairo love songs --
Excursus: The Cairo love songs --
Source III: The Turin love songs --
Source IV: P. Chester Beatty I --
Excursus: Mehi and his followers --
Source V: Miscellanea --
2. The Song of Songs --
Translation --
Commentary Part Two: The literary treatment of love --
3. Language, dating, and historical context --
A. The Egyptian love songs --
Dating --
Historical-cultural setting --
B. The Song of Songs --
Dating --
Historical-cultural setting --
Channels of literary transmission --
4. The composition of the sources and the songs --
A. The Egyptian love songs --
Survey --
Unity and diversity --
B. The Song of Songs --
Literary unity --
Repetends --
Associative sequences --
Character portrayal --
narrative frame --
The unity of the song --
Multiple authorship: Zersingen --
Constituent units and the structure of the son --
5. What the love songs were used for: Function and social setting --
Form criticism and life setting --
Courting songs --
Wedding songs --
Love magic --
Religious poetry --
Love songs and the sacred marriage --
Mortuary songs: Love and death --
Love poetry as entertainment --
Excursus: The sacralization of the Song of Songs --
6. Who is speaking and how? Voice and mode of presentation --
A. Dramatic character --
Author and personae --
Drama --
The literary function of dramatic presentation --
B. Forms of discourse --
Interior monologue --
Exterior monologue --
Double monologue --
Dialogue --
Grammatical person --
7. What the songs speak about: The major themes --
A. Praise of the beloved --
The Egyptian love songs --
The Song of Songs --
Mesopotamian parallels --
B. Description of love --
The Egyptian love songs --
The Song of Songs --
C. Wishes --
D. The paraclausithyron --
E. Love in the garden --
The Egyptian love songs --
The Song of Songs --
Mesopotamian sacred marriage songs --
F. The nobility of loves --
G. The Alba --
H. The love trap --
I. Traveling to a rendezvous --
J. Seeking the beloved --
K. The invitation to come away --
L. Excursus: The "travesties" --
8. Love and lovers in the love songs --
A. Speaking about love --
B. Speaking about sex --
C. Lovers and others --
Girls of Jerusalem and the "lovers" --
D. Lover and lover: Love as mutual relationship --
Sex roles and distinctions --
Sexual relations --
Communication between lovers --
E. Lover and self --
Love as emotion --
Love as vision --
Appendix A: Related texts --
Appendix B: Concordance of Egyptian words --
Appendix C. Hieroglyphic transcription of the Egyptian love songs.
Responsibility: Michael V. Fox.

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