Ancient Egyptian Literature The Old and Middle Kingdoms

ISBN-10: 0520248422
ISBN-13: 9780520248427
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest civilizations. Volume I outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone, the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that focuses on life after death. Introduced with a new foreword by Antonio Loprieno. Volume II shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550-1080 B.C.). With a new foreword by Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert. Volume III spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era. With a new foreword by Joseph G. Manning.

Chronological Table
Abbreviations and Symbols
Foreword
Introduction: Literary Genres and Literary Styles
The Old Kingdom
Monumental Inscriptions from Private Tombs
Inscriptions of Princess Ni-sedjer-kai
Inscription of Hetep-her-akhet
Inscription of Nefer-seshem-re called Sheshi
Stela of Ni-hebsed-Pepi from Naqada
The Autobiography of Weni
The Autobiography of Harkhuf
A Royal Decree
Charter of King Pepi I for the Chapel of his mother
From the Pyramid Texts
Unas Pyramid Texts: Utterances 217, 239, 245, 253, 263, 270, 273-274, 304, 309, 317
Teti Pyramid Texts: Utterances 337, 350, 373, 402, 403, 406, 407
Pepi I Pyramid Texts: Utterances 432, 440, 442, 446, 454, 486, 517, 573
A Theological Treatise
"The Memphite Theology"
Didactic Literature
The Instruction of Prince Hardjedef
The Instruction Addressed to Kagemni
The Instruction of Ptahhotep
The Transition to the Middle Kingdom
Monumental Inscriptions from Private Tombs
Stela of Count Indi of This
The First Part of the Autobiography of Ankhtifi
Stela of the Butler Merer of Edfu
Stela of the Treasurer Iti of Imyotru
Stela of the Steward Seneni of Coptus
Stela of the Soldier Qedes from Gebelein
Stela of the Treasurer Tjetji
The Prayers of a Theban King
A Stela of King Wahankh Intef II
The Testament of a Heracleopolitan King
The Instruction Addressed to King Merikare
The Middle Kingdom
Monumental Inscriptions
Rock Stela of Mentuhotep IV
Building Inscription of Sesostris I
Boundary Stela of Sesostris III
Stela of Intef Son of Sent
Stela of Ikhernofret
Stela of Sehetep-ib-re
Stela of Horemkhauf
A Spell from the Coffin Texts
CT 1130 and 1031
Didactic Literature
The Instruction of King Amenemhet I for His Son Sesostris I
The Prophecies of Neferti
The Complaints of Khakheperre-sonb
The Admonitions of Ipuwer
The Dispute between a Man and His Ba
The Eloquent Peasant
The Satire of the Trades
Songs and Hymns
Three Harpers' Songs
A Cycle of Hymns to King Sesostris III
A Hymn to the Red Crown
A Hymn to Osiris and a Hymn to Min
The Hymn to Hapy
Prose Tales
The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor
Three Tales of Wonder
The Story of Sinuhe
Indexes
Divinities
Kings and Queens
Personal Names
Geographical and Ethnical Terms
Egyptian Words
Some Major Concepts

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