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Ancient Egyptian Literature (3 vols.)
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Ancient Egyptian Literature (3 vols.)

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University of California Press 1975–1980

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$49.99

Overview

Survey the remarkable literary evolution of one of the world’s earliest civilizations with Lichtheim’s classic three-part work. First published in 1973—and followed by volume 2 in 1976 and volume 3 in 1980—this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology.

Lichtheim’s carefully chosen book of readings from one of the earliest literatures in the world is designed to show the evolution of that literature by selections translated and arranged in chronological order. Though considered an important contribution to a specialized field, this body of work reaches beyond the confines of professional specialization—it is a fascinating set for anyone interested in early literature.

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Key Features

  • Presents classic works on ancient Egyptian literature
  • Translates significant readings and arranges them in chronological order
  • Writings span several centuries for a broad understanding of literary developments

Product Details

Individual Titles

Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 1: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

  • Author: Miriam Lichtheim
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 256

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume 1 outlines the early and gradual evolution of Egyptian literary genres, including biographical and historical inscriptions carved on stone, the various classes of literary works written with pen on papyrus, and the mortuary literature that focuses on life after death.

Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 2: The New Kingdom

  • Author: Miriam Lichtheim
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 254

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Volume 2 shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550–1080 BC).

Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 3: The Late Kingdom

  • Author: Miriam Lichtheim
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 1980
  • Pages: 248

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Volume 3 spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century BC to the beginning of the Christian era.

About Miriam Lichtheim

Miriam Lichtheim was Near East bibliographer and lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lichtheim retired from UCLA in 1974 to focus on Egyptological research and later taught at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her Ancient Egyptian Literature series is still well regarded and used today.