R. B. Parkinson is Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum. His previous publications include an edition of The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant (1991); Voices from Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Middle Kingdom Writings(1991); The Tale of Sinuhe and other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1640BC (Oxford World Classics 1999); Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry: Among Other Histories (2009).
Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt: A Dark Side to Perfectionby R B Parkinson
An in-depth study of the legacy of Egyptian poetry from the period 1940-1640 BC. As well as looking at the texts themselves, Parkinson explores the broader context of the role of literature during this period, whether for entertainment or propaganda purposes, and the social and ideological background to literary style, themes, metrics, authorship, audience and performance.
- Equinox Publishing
- Publication date:
- Studies in Egyptology and the Ancient Near East Series
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
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