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Texts from the Pyramid Age (Writings from the Ancient World) [Paperback]

By Nigel Strudwick (Author) & Ronald J. Leprohon (Editor)
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Item description for Texts from the Pyramid Age (Writings from the Ancient World) by Nigel Strudwick & Ronald J. Leprohon...

Ancient Egypt is well known for its towering monuments and magnificent statuary, but other aspects of its civilization are less well known, especially its written texts. Now Texts from the Pyramid Age provides ready access to new translations of a representative selection of texts ranging from the historically significant to the repetitive formulae of the tomb inscriptions from Old Kingdom Egypt (ca. 2700--2170 B.C.). These royal and private inscriptions, coming from both the secular and religious milieus and from all kinds of physical contexts, not only shed light on the administration, foreign expeditions, and funerary beliefs of the period but also bring to life the Egyptians themselves, revealing how they saw the world and how they wanted the world to see them. Strudwick's helpful introduction to the history and literature of this seminal period provides important background for reading and understanding these historical texts. Like other volumes in the SBL's Writings from the Ancient World series, this work will soon become a standard with students and scholars alike.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Society of Biblical Literature
Pages   522
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.95" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.26"
Weight:   1.68 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2005
Publisher   Society of Biblical Literature
ISBN  1589831381  
ISBN13  9781589831384  

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1Books > Subjects > History > Africa > Egypt > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Egypt
3Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Egypt
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I have only received this book and have not read it, however, in what I have reviewed this is a well researched and studied book and I shall enjoy working with it.

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