This book provides a thorough introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It is designed as a textbook for university and college classes, and is also suitable for individuals learning ancient Egyptian on their own. It contains 26 lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of 25 essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. The combination of grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users not only to read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them. The book gives readers the foundation they need to understand the texts on monuments and to read the great works of ancient Egyptian literature in the original. It can also serve as a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other related fields.
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"Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, by James P. Allen, is a much needed addition to the meager literture available to Egyptologists, scholars and amateurs today interested studing the basic of ancient Egyptian...Middle Egyptian will always remain a difficult language to tackle, and much of the success of gaining a good grasp of the language depends on the effort of the student. Allen's book, however, will make the task a much easier, and an enjoyable one for students who have a serious interest in taking up the language." Nora Shalaby, Cario Times Vol. 4, no.32
"One particularly happy feature of Allen's volume is that the abundance of exercises that follow every lesson is accompanied, in the back of the book, with the answers to them all... Allen's textbook should now be the first text of choice for teaching Egyptian." William J. Fulco, Ancient History Bulletin
"Allen, a leading scholar of ancient Egyptian grammar and syntax, has drwan upon his own extensive teaching experience to provide an up-to-date and accessible grammar that could well become the standard textbook in English." Religious Studies Review
This book introduces students, linguists and non-specialists to the ancient Egyptian system of hieroglyphic writing and the ancient Egyptian language. It contains 26 lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary, as well as 25 short essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge Univ.Press, 2004. br.cop.fig.a col. Condizione libro: NUOVO. cm.17x24, pp.XII-510, Cambridge Univ.Press 2004, cm.17x24, pp.XII-510, br.cop.fig.a col. (sottolineature a matita). Codice libro della libreria 89621
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1999. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Language and writing: Ancient Egyptian history; 2. The sounds of Middle Egyptian: Ancient Egyptian geography; 3. Multiliteral signs: Ancient Egyptian society; 4. Nouns: the gods; 5. Pronouns: the gods on earth; 6. Adjectives: the kings' names; 7. Adjectival and nominal sentences: human nature; 8. Prepositions and adverbs: death and the afterlife; 9. Numbers: Egyptian chronology; 10. Adverbial sentences: Maat; 11. Nonverbal sentences: the world before creation; 12. Nonverbal clauses: the creation of the world; 13. Verbs: the creative word; 14. The infinitival forms: the Memphite theology; 15. The pseudoverbal construction: the creator; 16. The imperative and particles: heresy; 17. The stative: phonology and writing; 18. The perfect: Egyptian literature; 19. The subjunctive: Middle Egyptian wisdom literature; 20. The perfective and imperfective: Middle Egyptian stories; 21. The prospective and passive: historical texts; 22. Other forms of the suffix conjugation: religious texts; 23. The participles: hymns and poetry; 24. The relative forms: nonliterary texts; 25. Special uses of the relative forms: letters; 26. Middle Egyptian grammar; References; Sign list; Dictionary; Answers to the exercises. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0521774837
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521774837
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521774837
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97805217748331.0
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New item. Codice libro della libreria QX-206-73-6659506
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0521774837 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0282944
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521774837