Egyptian Literature 1800 BC, Questions and Readings

Egyptian Literature 1800 BC, Questions and Readings

by Stephen Quirke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0954721861

ISBN-13: 9780954721862

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Golden House Publications

This study presents transliterations and English translations of surviving Middle Kingdom literary compositions, three of which survive almost in entirety: the 'Exile of Sanehat', the 'Shipwrecked Official' and the 'Tales of Wonder at the Court of King Khufu'. Quirke introduces each type of text, such as laments and teachings, and the collection as a whole

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This study presents transliterations and English translations of surviving Middle Kingdom literary compositions, three of which survive almost in entirety: the 'Exile of Sanehat', the 'Shipwrecked Official' and the 'Tales of Wonder at the Court of King Khufu'. Quirke introduces each type of text, such as laments and teachings, and the collection as a whole begins with a discussion of the significance of 1800 BC in the development of Egyptian writing and literacy and the nature of Middle Kingdom literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780954721862
Publisher:
Golden House Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Ghp Egyptology Series, #2
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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