Texts from the Pyramid Age (Hardback)
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Short Description for Texts from the Pyramid Age Provides access to translations of a representative selection of texts of ancient Eygpt. This work, with inscriptions, sheds light on the administration, foreign expeditions, and funerary beliefs and brings to life the Egyptians themselves, explaining how they saw the world. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature.
- Published: 01 December 2005
- Format: Hardback 522 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004130487 ISBN 10: 9004130489
Full description for Texts from the Pyramid Age
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 "Writings from the Ancient World" series, this work will soon become a standard with students and scholars alike. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature.