The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

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This little book is intended to serve as an elementary introduction to the study of Egyptian Literature. Its object is to present a short series of specimens of Egyptian compositions, which represent all the great periods of literary activity in Egypt under the Pharaohs, to all who are interested in the study of the mental development of ancient nations. It is not addressed to the Egyptological specialist, to whom, as a matter of course, its contents are well known, and therefore its pages are not loaded with ...
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Overview

This little book is intended to serve as an elementary introduction to the study of Egyptian Literature. Its object is to present a short series of specimens of Egyptian compositions, which represent all the great periods of literary activity in Egypt under the Pharaohs, to all who are interested in the study of the mental development of ancient nations. It is not addressed to the Egyptological specialist, to whom, as a matter of course, its contents are well known, and therefore its pages are not loaded with elaborate notes and copious references. It represents, I believe, the first attempt made to place before the public a summary of the principal contents of Egyptian Literature in a handy and popular form.

This Large Print Edition is presented in easy-to-read 16 point type.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781498018234
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/30/2014
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was an Egyptologist who worked for the British Museum.
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