Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs (Paperback)(Egyptian / English)
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Short Description for Middle Egyptian Introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts, including lessons and exercises.
- Published: 01 October 2010
- Format: Paperback 520 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521741446 ISBN 10: 0521741440
- Sales rank: 70,823
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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-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. The combination of grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users to not only read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing readers with the foundation to understand texts on monuments and to read great works of ancient Egyptian literature in the original text. This second edition contains revised exercises and essays, providing an up to date account of current research and discoveries. New illustrations enhance discussions and examples. These additions combine with the previous edition to create a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.