Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry: Among Other Histories
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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In Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Richard Parkinson explores how ancient Egyptian poems have been read and perceived across the ages.
- Presents an innovative and theoretically-informed account of how the most famous ancient Egyptian
poems have been read over 4,000 years
- From a leading expert in the interpretation of ancient Egyptian literature
- Explores the original experience of ordinary Egyptians enjoying the poems as well as their interpretation
during the Middle Kingdom and up to modern times
- Draws on recent discoveries in the British Museum archives to reconstruct the contexts of the poems