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Ancient Egyptian Literature III: Late Period 10thC BC-1stC AD Hymns Biographies

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381790628376 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Ancient Egyptian Literature: a Book of Readings by Miriam Lichtheim – Volume III: The Late Period. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 228 pages. Publisher: University of California Press; (1980). This is the concluding volume of Professor Lichtheim’s translations of ancient Egyptian texts. It spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century B.C. to the first century A.D., a millennium of profound changes in Egypt and in the entire ancient Near East. As in the preceding volumes, the selection of texts includes monumental inscriptions and works written on papyrus. The arrangement is both chronological and topical. The biographical inscriptions range from the tenth century B.C. to the first century B.C., thus descending through all phases of Late Period history. The royal inscriptions illuminate some of the high points of both war and peace. The hymns to the gods mirror the timelessness and quietude of the temple cult maintained throughout wars and foreign domination. And the selection of Demotic literary texts, all dating from the Greco-Roman period, presents ancient Egyptian imaginative and reflective thought in its final phase. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect EXCEPT that there is a black remainder mark (drawn with a black marker) on the bottom surface of the closed page edges indicating that the book was unsold surplus inventory). The mark is not visible of course on individual opened pages, only to the mass of closed page edges. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, (otherwise) unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: First published in 1973; followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980, this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest civilizations. Volume I 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. Volume II shows the culmination of these literary genres within the single period known as the New Kingdom (1550-1080 B.C.). Volume III spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century B.C. to the beginning of the Christian era. For thirty years the author, Miriam Lichtheim, was Near East Bibliographer and Lecturer at University of California, Los Angeles. She retired in 1974 to devote herself to Egyptological research and later moved to Jerusalem where she taught at Hebrew University. She died in 2004. Contents/Major Chapter Headings include: Part One – Biographical Inscriptions (Statue Inscription of Djedkhonsefankh; Statue Inscription of Nebneteru; Statue Inscription of Harwa; Two Statue Inscriptions of Montemhet [Cairo Museum + Berlin Museum]; Statue Inscription of Peftuaneith; Statue Inscription of Udjahorresne; Stela Inscription of Somtutefnakht; Inscriptions in the Tomb of Petosiris [The Long Biographical Description of Petosiris; Two Speeches of Sishu Father of Petosiris; Speech of Thothrekh Son of Petosiris]; Sarcophagus-lid Inscription of Wennofer; Stela of Isenkhebe; Stela of Taimhotep. Part Two – Royal Inscriptions: The Victory Stela of King Piye; The Victory Stela of King Psamtik II; The Naucratis Stela of King Nectanebo I. Part Three – Two Pseudepigrapha: The Bentresh Stela; The Famine Stela. Part Four – Hymns and Lamentations: A Hymn to Imhotep at Karnak; Hymns to Hathor in the Temple of Dendera; Two Hymns to Khnum in the Temple of Esna (A Morning Hymn to Khnum; The Great Hymn to Khnum); The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys. Part Five – Demotic Literature: The Stories of Setne Khamwas (Setne Khamwas and Naneferkaptah; Setne Khamwas and Si-Osire); Prince Pedikhons and Queen Serpot; The Lion in Search of Man; The Instruction of Ankhsheshonq; The Instruction of Papyrus Insinger. Part Six – Indexes: 1) Divinities. 2) Kings and Queens. 3) Personal Naqmes. 4) Geographical and Ethnic Terms. 5) Egyptian Terms Used in the Translations. 6) Egyptian Words Discussed in the Notes. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Miriam 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. Its appeal is to both scholars as well as enthusiastic readers with a general interest in the humanities. It also fills a need for those of us who are in any way concerned with comparative mythology and folklore. In a concise, lucid, and altogether interesting introduction on literary genres and literary styles, Lichtheim traces the development of Ancient Egyptian forms of writing. The chronological table, abbreviations, and symbols and very thorough indexes provide excellent points of reference for those who need them. The notes on the individual texts are also unfailingly illuminating. Altogether, Lichtheim has produced a book which admirably fulfills her desire to “reach beyond the confines of professional specialization while at the same time making a contribution to the specialized discipline”. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Dr. Lichtheim was my Egyptian History professor at UCLA. She was the old-fashioned sort who graded down from perfect. I was once the only student in her class to identify Thutmose III's vizier correctly. We had only seen the name in one tomb slide among many, but I, being an Egyptology groupie, had read “Mara Daughter of the Nile” and “Pharaoh” so many times I almost had them memorized and so I knew it was Rekhmire. I seem to recall her saying at the time that she was not satisfied with the translations available to us then, and that she planned on doing her own. And here they are. They are as solid, factual, scientific, and down to earth as the lady was herself. She certainly knew her stuff. I look now at the creampuff grades I got when I went back to college a few years ago, and the B's and C's I got from Dr Lichtheim are worth far more than the A's I got from everybody else. Get these books if you really want to know what we moderns can learn of what the writings say, without the filter of trying to make them too much like English poetry. May her ka shine forever :) I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. 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