The Flinders Petrie Papyri: With Transcriptions, Commentaries and Index

The Flinders Petrie Papyri: With Transcriptions, Commentaries and Index

by John Pentland Mahaffy


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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. A great many of his publications have been reissued in this series. In the 1890s, the Irish scholar Sir John Pentland Mahaffy (1839-1919) took the lead on the considerable task of cataloguing, transcribing and commenting on the Greek papyri found by Petrie in mummy cartonnage on recent digs in Egypt. This three-volume collection is the result of his labours. The texts, comprising private correspondence, legal records, petitions and many other types of document, reveal a great deal about life in Egypt in the third century BCE. First published in 1905 with significant input from Mahaffy's colleague J. G. Smyly, Volume 3 contains seven autotype reproductions of key examples, as well as a review by Mahaffy of the entire project and its scholarly reception.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108068000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Note on method of publication; Preface; Addenda et corrigenda; Introduction; The documents; Appendix; Indices; Table of correspondence; Plates 1-7.

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