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Title: Ancient Egyptian Literature: History and Forms
Author: Loprieno, Antonio
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1996
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004099258
Volumes: 1; Pages: xvi, 726
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This volume deals with the development and the characteristics of the literature of Ancient Egypt over a period of more than two millennia, from the monumental origins of autobiography at the end of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2150 B.C.E) down to the latest literary compositions in Demotic during the Graeco-Roman period (300 B.C.E-200 C.E.).This book, the result of an international co-operation among more than twenty scholars, is divided into sections devoted to the definition of literary discourse in Ancient Egypt; the history and genres of these texts, their linguistic and stylistic features; and the image of Ancient Egypt as displayed in later literary traditions of the Mediterranean world--Greek, Coptic, Arabic.With over thirty chapters, this volume provides an interdisciplinary account of current research in one of the methodologically most advanced fields of Egyptology.