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Imagining the past historical fiction in New Kingdom Egypt

Author: Colleen Manassa
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume examines four tales within the corpus of ancient Egyptian literature. During the Ramesside Period, the ancient Egyptians composed stories set two or even three centuries earlier. Known by their modern titles, 'The Quarrel of Apepi and Seqenenre', 'The Capture of Joppa', 'Thutmose III in Asia', and 'The Libyan Battle Story', each tale uses historically-attested figures within a plausible, yet fictional,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Manassa
ISBN: 9780199369959 019936995X 9780199982226 0199982228
OCLC Number: 1011090758
Notes: Translated from the Egyptian
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xviii, 339 Seiten) Illustrationen (black and white)
Contents: Preface ; List of Figures and Plates ; List of Abbreviations ; Note to the Translations ; Chronology ; 1. Intimations of an Earlier Age: History and Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt ; 2. The Quarrel of Apepi and Seqenenre ; 3. The Capture of Joppa ; 4. Thutmose III in Asia ; 5. The Libyan Battle Story ; 6. A Thematic Survey of New Kingdom Historical Fiction ; Appendix 1: P. Sallier I (BM EA 10185) ; Appendix 2: P. Harris 500 (BM EA 10060) ; Appendix 3: P. Turin 1940+1941 ; Appendix 4: P. Louvre N3136 ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index ; Plates
Responsibility: Colleen Manassa


The first full-length study of historical fiction in New Kingdom Egypt, Imagining the Past provides significant new information concerning ancient Egyptian historiography.  Read more...


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