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Ancient Egyptian Literature: Volume III: The Late Period

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First published in 1973 – and 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
Paperback, 253 pages
Published April 3rd 2006 by University of California Press (first published 1980)
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While still useful, Miriam Lichtheim's three volume work suffers from the dogmas, biases and ideologies of Miriam Lichtheim .
The sad fact is that Lichtheim was educated and drenched in perhaps the grossest form of arrogant German Eurocentrism.
Lichtheim seemed to cling to the old Hegelian worldview, which placed black African peoples outside of human history. For Lichtheim all signs of civilizations found in ancient Africa "proper" was the result of either Asian, Semitic or even European "invader
Aug 07, 2007 Jeremy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: some
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It is rare to find an easily readable translation of ancient writings. This is one of those rarities. Although, they are interesting they are sparse writings by nature.
This three-set series was glued to me for a good portion of my undergraduate career.
Em Biddle
These three volumes are an absolute blessing for my honours degree in ancient history!!
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Miriam Lichtheim was an Israeli translator of ancient Egyptian texts whose translations are still widely used.

In 1973 she published the first volume of the Ancient Egyptian Literature (abbr. AEL), annotated translations of Old and Middle Kingdom texts. In 1976 the second volume of AEL containing New Kingdom texts appeared, followed in 1980 by the third dealing with the first millennium BCE literat
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