Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry

Book Details

Author  R. B. Parkinson
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   February 17, 2009
ISBN  1405125470
Pages  416

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In Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Richard Parkinson explores how ancient Egyptian poems have been read and perceived across the ages.

  • Presents an innovative and theoretically-informed account of how the most famous ancient Egyptian
    poems have been read over 4,000 years
  • From a leading expert in the interpretation of ancient Egyptian literature
  • Explores the original experience of ordinary Egyptians enjoying the poems as well as their interpretation
    during the Middle Kingdom and up to modern times
  • Draws on recent discoveries in the British Museum archives to reconstruct the contexts of the poems

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