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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"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 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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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Antiquarian. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (.), 2000. XIII,510p. Large paperback. Plasticized. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr. 43951
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 04.11.1999., 1999. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: Revised edition. 524 Seiten leichte Druckstelle u. Knick auf der Coverrückseite, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 223808 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 975 24,6 x 17,4 x 3,0 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 125782