Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume III: The Late Period by Miriam Lichtheim, Joseph G. Manning

By Miriam Lichtheim, Joseph G. Manning

First released in 1973 – and through quantity II in 1976 and quantity III in 1980 – this anthology has assumed vintage prestige within the box of Egyptology and portrays the extraordinary evolution of the literary varieties of one of many world’s earliest civilizations.

Volume I outlines the early and sluggish evolution of Egyptian literary genres, together with biographical and ancient inscriptions carved on stone, a few of the sessions of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that makes a speciality of existence after dying. brought with a brand new foreword through Antonio Loprieno.

Volume II indicates the end result of those literary genres in the unmarried interval often called the hot country (1550-1080 B.C.). With a brand new foreword by means of Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert.

Volume III spans the final millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the 10th century B.C. to the start of the Christian period. With a brand new foreword through Joseph G. Manning.

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