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Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs Paperback – Illustrated, 24 July 2014

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (24 July 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 610 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1107663288
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1107663282
  • Dimensions : 17.4 x 3.51 x 24.69 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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'The third edition breaks much new ground from the earlier editions, incorporating many new ideas on the verb, from the author's research. This book encourages the reader to consider the ancient language as a means of expression and not just a set of grammatical rules.' Nigel Strudwick, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

'Professor Allen has once again demonstrated his mastery of the ancient Egyptian language by providing a new edition of his grammar that is fresh and daring.' Ronald J. Leprohon, University of Toronto

'A user-friendly introduction teeming with novel insights; essential reading for all students and researchers in Egyptology.' Sami Uljas, Uppsala University

'This new edition of Middle Egyptian, completely revised, makes complex grammatical issues with which students often struggle far more accessible. It will also be of interest to those fascinated by the language but who come to it from outside Egyptology.' Troy Leiland Sagrillo, Swansea University

'This third, thoroughly revised edition, of the most successful teaching grammar of Middle Egyptian provides an integrated, step-by-step introduction to the script, language, and culture of the classical period of ancient Egypt, leading the student to a direct experience of the original texts. Written by one of the most distinguished scholars in the field and richly exemplified, the text is equally suited for the classroom and for self-study.' Andréas Stauder, Swiss National Science Foundation and Universität Basel

'This is an indispensable volume for students of Egyptology, archaeology, historical linguistics, or even laymen who are interested in learning Egyptian.' Kariema El Touny, The Linguist List

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The only grammar that incorporates the most recent understanding of Middle Egyptian and a basic introduction to ancient Egyptian culture.

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