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Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt
The Middle Kingdom (c.1940-1640 BC) was a golden age of Ancient Egyptian writing. This study radically reassesses Middle Kingdom poems' cultural role, drawing on recent studies of the individual texts, some by the author, and on general developments in literary criticism to argue that they were entertainments that voiced potentially dissident views while also being integra ...more
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Continuum
(first published May 2002)
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I read this book for my History book report. I realized you need to have a pretty decent background in Egyptian history and literature especially poetry because this book tends to assume you already know a lot. It was kind of long and maybe some pictures would have been nice but overall for a book report it wasn't that bad