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Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt

A Dark Side to Perfection

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Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt: A Dark Side to Perfection by R.B. Parkinson
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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 integral to elite culture. The book surveys the social and ideological context of literature and proposes readings of the main tales, discourses, and teachings. An appendix surveys the entire range of surviving texts.

Table of Contents

I: Approaches - The Study of Middle Kingdom 'Literature' - General Considerations: Definitions, Genre, Interpretation - II: Context and Intertext - Texts and Intertext - The Social Context - Literature and Culture - Literary Form - Cultural Themes of Literature - III: Readings - Tales - Discourses and Dialogues - Teachings - Reading the Poems - Appendix 1 Survey of the Middle Kingdom Literary Corpus - Appendix 2 Kemit

Author Biography

Richard Parkinson is Assistant Keeper in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3 b&w line drawings, 1 halftone
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
352
Dimensions
156x234x35
ISBN-13
9780826456373
Product ID
1675976

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