By Miriam Lichtheim,Joseph G. Manning

First released in 1973 – and through quantity II in 1976 and quantity III in 1980 – this anthology has assumed vintage prestige within the box of Egyptology and portrays the awesome evolution of the literary kinds of one of many world’s earliest civilizations.

Volume I outlines the early and sluggish evolution of Egyptian literary genres, together with biographical and ancient inscriptions carved on stone, some of the periods of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that specializes in existence after demise. brought with a brand new foreword through Antonio Loprieno.

Volume II indicates the fruits of those literary genres in the unmarried interval often called the hot country (1550-1080 B.C.). With a brand new foreword by way of Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert.

Volume III spans the final millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the 10th century B.C. to the start of the Christian period. With a brand new foreword via Joseph G. Manning.

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