Middle Egyptian (3rd ed.)

An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs

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  • 9781107053649
  • 9781139899512
  • 9781139905404
Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-six essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion, literature, and language. Grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users not only to read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing the foundation for understanding texts on monuments and reading great works of ancient Egyptian literature. This third edition is revised and reorganized, particularly in its approach to the verbal system, based on recent advances in understanding the language. Illustrations enhance the discussions, and an index of references has been added. These changes and additions provide a complete and up-to-date grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.
  • Cambridge University Press; July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781139899512
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Middle Egyptian
  • Author: James P. Allen
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107053649
  • 9781139899512
  • 9781139905404

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'The third edition breaks much new ground from the earlier editions, incorporating many new ideas on the verb, from the author's research. This book encourages the reader to consider the ancient language as a means of expression and not just a set of grammatical rules.' Nigel Strudwick, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107053649
  • 9781139899512
  • 9781139905404