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Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper


This book reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation that have taken place over recent years. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ancient literary corpus, and a more detailed analysis of context, form, and reception, have fundamentally challenged the interpretative paradigms that formerly held sway. No consensus on interpretative stance has yet emerged, and in this volume many of the foremost researchers in the field examine the overall state of work on the subject. The chapters in the present volume are intended to contribute ... More

Keywords: Egyptology, Ancient Egyptian literature, literary theory, literary criticism, philology, biblical literature, Classical literature, Ancient Near Eastern literature, performance, textual transmission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265420
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland Enmarch, editor
University of Liverpool

Verena M. Lepper, editor
Curator & Collection Keeper, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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