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Writings From Ancient Egypt

Author : Toby Wilkinson
ISBN : 9780141395968
Genre : History
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'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.
Category: History

Egyptology The Missing Millennium

Author : Okasha El Daly
ISBN : 9781315429762
Genre : Social Science
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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.
Category: Social Science

The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

Author : James P. Allen
ISBN : 9781589836785
Genre : History
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The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post-Old Kingdom copies of the texts and is the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources.
Category: History

The Literature Of Ancient Egypt

Author : William Kelly Simpson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002574254
Genre : Egypt
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"The first authoritative anthology of ancient Egyptian literary writings to appear in English since 1927, this volume will serve as an important adjunct to the study of Egyptian civilization. Although only a small portion of the writings of ancient Egypt has survived, three leading scholars have selected and translated the most notable and complete narratives, teachings, and poems"--Back cover.
Category: Egypt

Middle Egyptian

Author : James P. Allen
ISBN : 0521774837
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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An accessible introduction to hieroglyphic writing and the language and civilisation of ancient Egypt.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Die Prophezeiung Des Nfr Tj

Author : Wolfgang Helck
ISBN : 3447043474
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife

Author : Erik Hornung
ISBN : 0801485150
Genre : History
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This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. The author looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing the contents of the Book of the Dead and other widely studied examples of the genre. For each composition, he discusses the history of its ancient transmission and its decipherment in modern times, supplying bibliographic information for any text editions. He also seeks to determine whether this literature as a whole presents a monolithic conception of the afterlife. The volume features many drawings from the books themselves.
Category: History

Voices From Ancient Egypt

Author : R. B. Parkinson
ISBN : 0806123621
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Voices from ancient Egypt, the first English translation of its kind, includes the greatest variety of Egyptian texts ever anthologized: family correspondence, state propaganda, mythical spells, medical prescriptions, etc.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Graffiti Of Pharaonic Egypt

Author : Alexander J. Peden
ISBN : 9004121129
Genre : History
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This book is the first overall attempt to offer insight into more than 2800 years of ancient Egyptian and Nubian hieroglyphic and hieratic graffiti. "a valuable guide to normal life and society in Ancient Egypt."
Category: History

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

Author : Brian Muhs
ISBN : 9781107113367
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first economic history of ancient Egypt employing a New Institutional Economics approach and covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000 30 BCE."
Category: Business & Economics