Middle Egyptian Literature

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316148174
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A companion volume to the third edition of the author's popular Middle Egyptian, this book contains eight literary works from the Middle Kingdom, the golden age of Middle Egyptian literature. Included are the compositions widely regarded as the pinnacle of Egyptian literary arts, by the Egyptians themselves as well as by modern readers. The works are presented in hieroglyphic transcription, transliteration and translation, accompanied by notes cross-referenced to the third edition of Middle Egyptian. These are designed to give students of Middle Egyptian access to original texts and the tools to practise and perfect their knowledge of the language. The principles of ancient Egyptian verse, in which all the works are written, are discussed, and the transliterations and translations are versified, giving students practice in this aspect of Egyptian literature as well. Consecutive translations are also included for reference and for readers more concerned with Middle Egyptian literature than language.

The Debate Between a Man and His Soul

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004193062
Release Date: 2010-12-20
Genre: Social Science

This book is a new study of one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian literature, offering new readings and translations, along with an analysis of the text’s grammar and versification, and a complete philological apparatus.

The Ancient Egyptian Language

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107032460
Release Date: 2013-07-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The first comprehensive study of how the phonology and grammar of ancient Egyptian changed over four millennia of language history.

Middle Egyptian Grammar

Author: James E. Hoch
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : Benben Publications
ISBN: 0920168140
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This sign list is designed as a accompaniment to James Hoch's Middle Egyptian Grammar, a practical course for students of the Ancient Egyptian language.

The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9781588391704
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Egypt

Diseases and injuries were major concerns for ancient Egyptians. This book, featuring some sixty-four objects from the Metropolitan Museum, discusses how both practical and magical medicine informed Egyptian art and for the first time reproduces and translates treatments described in the spectacular Edwin Smith Papyrus.

Hieroglyphic Luwian

Author: Annick Payne
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 344706109X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

This book has been written for beginners studying on their own and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It begins with the history of the language and its discovery and decipherment up to the present day. It contains a clearly structured concise grammar which offers much original material on Luwian syntax. Twelve reading exercises introduce the basic grammatical principles and are carefully graded to allow the reader to build up a knowledge of common signs and vocabulary as well as giving a broad introduction toHieroglyphic Luwian literature. Grammatical analysis, commentary, vocabulary notes and a revision section accompany each text. Additionally, the book includes the most extensive up-to-date vocabulary available and a complete sign list. Both will serve the reader as invaluable tools for any further study of the subject.

Ancient Egyptian

Author: Antonio Loprieno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521448492
Release Date: 1995-10-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The language of Ancient Egypt has been the object of careful investigation since its decipherment in the nineteenth century, but this is the first accessible account that uses the insight of modern linguistics. Antonio Loprieno discusses the hieroglyphic system and its cursive varieties, and the phonology, morphology and syntax of Ancient Egyptian, as well as looking at its genetic ties with other languages of the Near East. This book will be indispensable for both linguists and Egyptologists.

The Language of Ramesses

Author: Francois Nevue
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781782978688
Release Date: 2015-02-28
Genre: History

An indispensable guide to learning Late Egyptian, the language of the New Kingdom (c. 1300-700 BC).

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781632957030
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: History

E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.

Current Research in Egyptology

Author: Christelle Alvarez
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781785703669
Release Date: 2016-07-31
Genre: History

The sixteenth Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) conference was held from the 15–18 April 2015 at the University of Oxford and once again provided a platform for postgraduates and early career Egyptologists, as well as independent researchers, to present their research. These proceedings for CREXVI represent the wide-range of themes that were offered by delegates during the conference. Papers focus on the theme of travel in ancient Egypt from a wide range of perspectives such as concrete or abstract travels, travel in space and time, travel inside, to, or from Egypt, travel in literature, travel of beliefs and ideas or travel of objects.

Following Osiris

Author: Mark Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199582228
Release Date: 2017
Genre:

Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until the fifth century AD. Following Osiris is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, or what might be called the Osirian afterlife, asking what the nature of this relationship was and what the prerequisites were for enjoying its benefits. It does not seek to provide a continuous or comprehensive account of Egyptian ideas on this subject, but rather focuses on five distinct periods in their development, spread over four millennia. The periods in question are ones in which significant changes in Egyptian ideas about Osiris and the dead are known to have occurred or where it has been argued that they did, as Egyptian aspirations for the Osirian afterlife took time to coalesce and reach their fullest form of expression. An important aim of the book is to investigate when and why such changes happened, treating religious belief as a dynamic rather than a static phenomenon and tracing the key stages in the development of these aspirations, from their origin to their demise, while illustrating how they are reflected in the textual and archaeological records. In doing so, it opens up broader issues for exploration and draws meaningful cross-cultural comparisons to ask, for instance, how different societies regard death and the dead, why people convert from one religion to another, and why they abandon belief in a god or gods altogether.