Graffiti, being a form of written communication invariably free of social restraints, are a far more accurate reflection of the character of the Egyptian era of the pharaohs than the far more polished artistic or literary works. This book is the first overall attempt to offer insight into more than 2800 years of Egyptian and Nubian hieroglyphic and hieratic graffiti. Graffiti have long been neglected when compared to larger and more formal texts and inscriptions, and it is only in recent years that many important graffiti texts written in these scripts have been published and made available to wider scrutiny. For this work, extensive use has also been made of materials as yet unpublished. All this taken together makes Dr. Alex Peden’s work a valuable guide to “normal” life and society in Ancient Egypt.
The Graffiti of Pharaonic Egypt
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
In Foreigners and Egyptians in the Late Egyptian Stories Camilla Di Biase-Dyson applies linguistics, literary theory and historical approaches to four of the Late Egyptian Stories to show how language was exploited to establish the narrative roles of literary protagonists.
Harold M. Hays, Leiden University
The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest body of religious texts in the world. This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.
Using a wide range of archaeological and inscriptional data this book explores the social historical transformation of the early Egyptian temples from locally based institutions to royal ones during the 3rd millennium BC (Dynasty 0 to 11).
This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of the evidence concerning the political, social, economic, religious and cultural connections between Ancient Nubia and Egypt from the special viewpoint of Lower Nubia, the frontier region between the First and Second Nile Cataracts.
Edited by Sue H. D'Auria
This volume presents a novel analysis of complement clauses in Earlier Egyptian language. The grammar of these constructions is shown to be organised around a system for expressing Irrealis and Realis modality.
In his new book, Jean Winand deals with the expression of time and aspect in ancient Egyptian. He presents a challenging new theoretical paradigm within a semantic approach.
Val Hinckley Sederholm
This new reading of a unique Egyptian spell illuminates Egypt’s Graeco-Roman Period. The author considers such linguistic features as taboo, the efficacy of magical words and names, and the role of stars and fate in the slaughter of divine enemies as portrayed in the text.
This richly illustrated book presents a history of Egyptian late antique–early Byzantine (Coptic) art in its international stylistic, social and intellectual context.
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