This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.).
Author: R. B. Parkinson
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Category: Literary Criticism
This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--Jacket
"This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.).
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--Jacket.
We find a similar veneration of the king , as well as the expression of deep love for Egypt itself , in The Tale of Sinuhe ( Simpson , 54-66 ) .
Author: Glenn Stanfield Holland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Explores the religious practices and traditions of ancient Middle Eastern cultures, discussing pyramids, tombs, and Egyptian temples, and describing the gods, rulers, beliefs about afterlife, and worship rituals of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine.
However, the period of military activity seems to have stopped after the year 24 since the story of Sinuhe describes peaceful relations between Egypt and ...
Author: Gerard Gertoux
Historians as well as Bible scholars consider the biblical account about Chedorlaomer's campaign against Sodom as a pious fiction but a chronological reconstruction based on synchronisms shows that among dynasties from Sumerian lists the 3rd and last Elamite king of the Awan I dynasty was indeed Kudur-Lagamar (1990-1954). The route of Chedorlaomer shows that this king came to this region near Egypt in order to maintain control over this new land trade route. This ambitious project had to have worried Amenemhat I (1975-1946) and to block the progress of this powerful Mesopotamian king, he built the Walls of the Ruler and planned to create an Amorite rival confederation. In order to achieve his goal he proposed an alliance to Abram, who came from Shinar (Sumer), a region close to Elam, and began preparations by appointing Sarai as a bearer of offering to his personal service, then by marrying her to seal this alliance (Gn 12:19). The wedding was cancelled, but the statue remained.
1975 , 61-80 ; Parkinson , The Tale of Sinuhe , 247-272 . The examples : ( 1 ) Verse [ 63 ] mt3 jb = k r = k “ When your heart takes up the challenge ...
Author: Dieter Kessler
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Als langjahriger Ordinarius fur Agyptologie in Munchen und Generalsekretar des Internationalen Agyptologenverbands gehort Gunter Burkard zu den im deutschen Sprachraum und daruber hinaus angesehenen Vertretern seines Fachs. In der Festschrift zu seinem 65. Geburtstag widmen sich 47 Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus dem In- und Ausland in 41 Beitragen den im Titel genannten Themenbereichen, die zugleich die Schwerpunkte der Interessen des Jubilars umschreiben: da ist zum einen geographisch der thebanische Raum, und zum anderen inhaltlich Literatur und die Arbeit mit Texten, nicht nur auf Ostraka. Ein Schriftenverzeichnis Gunter Burkards rundet den Band ab.
The Tale of Sinuhe might be classified as historical fiction , with its references to Twelfth Dynasty court life , the Walls of the Ruler , and Sinuhe ' s ...
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. Rarely, however, is this nation's history presented as a comprehensive panorama, since scholars tend to divide it into distinct eras--pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval Islamic, Ottoman, and modern--that are rarely studied in connection to each other, despite the strong elements of continuity running through all of these periods. But here, historian Jason Thompson has written a cohesive account of Egypt's millennia-long past. In A History of Egypt, readers are offered a sure guide through the sometimes labyrinthine corridors of Egypt's past, from the mysterious predynastic kingdoms to the nation-state of the twenty-first century. The author addresses central scholarly issues such as how Egyptian history can be treated as a whole and how the west has shaped prevailing images of it, both through direct contact and through the lens of western scholarship. Drawing on current historical scholarship as well as his own research, Jason Thompson has written a remarkable work of synthesis and concision, offering students, travelers, and general readers alike an engaging one-volume narrative of the extraordinarily long course of human history by the Nile.
So wird gewöhnlich von der „ Erzählung des Sinuhe “ - oder ähnlich - gesprochen . ... PARKINSON , The Tale of Sinuhe , betitelt seine Übersetzungsanthologie ...
Author: Ludwig D. Morenz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Die Arbeit von Ägyptologen, Altorientalisten und Bibelexegeten richtet sich auf Texte, die übersetzt, kommentiert und als Quellen verwendet werden. Textproduktion und Textrezeption in diesen eng verflochtenen Kulturen scheinen mit entsprechenden Mustern unserer Welt kaum vergleichbar. Der vorliegende Band ist aus einer Tagung zu jenen Differenzen und Gemeinsamkeiten hervorgegangen und widmet sich der Frage, wodurch in den genannten Kulturen ein sprachlicher ,,Text" konstituiert wird. Er versammelt Beiträge zur Rekonstruktion kulturspezifischer Textbegriffe aus der Perspektive der beteiligten Fächer.
A Brief History of the Sources for The Tale of Sinuhe and The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant The Tale of Sinuhe is justifiably considered to be the crown ...
Author: Kathlyn M. Cooney
Publisher: ISD LLC
An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.
The Tale of Sinuhe is one of the best known and most influential works in the surviving corpus of ancient Egyptian literature. Set over a period of several ...
Author: Julia Chyla
This volume reflects the most recent state of research on ancient Egypt presented and discussed at the international conference Current Research on Egyptology XVII, May 2016. Nine papers are arranged chronologically covering the wide time span from the Predynastic till the Graeco-Roman Period, with the remaining five considering more general thematic, theoretical and cross-cultural topics. Papers re-examine the archives from early exacavations of pre-Dynastic tombs in the light of modern research; discuss various types of object from different periods; consider the roles of travelling artists and regional artistic schools styles and the mobility of ancient high-skilled craftsmen. Thematic, theoretical, and cross-cultural papers consider the relation of gods, cosmic sacredness and fertility beliefs; take a comparative approach to cultural identity extracted from narrative poetry of Greek and Egyptian origin; the inclusion of Egyptian musical elements incorporated into Greek traditions and the analysis of artifacts from the Egyptian collection of Zagreb, illustrating the range of information that essentially unprovenenced objects may have for future research.
As John Gee has recently observed, the Tale of Sinuhe not only presents a correct picture of the socio-political circumstances in Syria at the time of its ...
Author: Robert F. Smith
Publisher: Deep Forest Green Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Three studies of the Book of Mormon: (1) Detailed analysis of the Egyptian characteristics of the Book of Mormon, (2) editorial markers in the Book of Mormon, and (3) a broad look at the realia of the Book of Mormon as evidences of historical authenticity.
Egyptian Textual Evidence: “The Tale of Sinuhe" “The Tale of Sinuhe" is one of the primary written sources for understanding early second-millennium Canaan.
Author: Susan L. Cohen
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Middle Bronze Age (MB IIA) in Canaan set the stage for many of the cultural, political, and economic institutions in the ancient Near East. Theoretical models for the analysis of complex societies examine textual, pictorial, and archaeological evidence.
“The Tale of Sinuhe”, a fictional account composed during the reign of Senwosret I (1946-1901), indicates an increased interest in the southern Levant and ...
Author: Gerard Gertoux
For Egyptologists as well as archaeologists, and even now Bible scholars, the answer to the question: Who was the pharaoh of the Exodus, the answer is obvious: there was nobo because the biblical story was a myth (Dever: 2003, 233). Consequently, who to believe: Moses or Egyptologists? Several scholars (Finkelstein, Dever and others) posit that the Exodus narrative may have developed from collective memories of the Hyksos expulsions of Semitic Canaanites from Egypt, possibly elaborated on to encourage resistance to the 7th century domination of Judah by Egypt. For these scholars the liberation from Egypt after the "10 plagues," as it is written in the Book of Exodus, is quite different from the historical "war of liberation against the Hyksos." What are the Egyptian documents underlying this hypothesis: none, and what is the chronology of this mysterious war: nobody knows! Consequently, who to believe: Moses or Egyptologists? This study will give the answer.
79 Ostracon of The Tale of Sinuhe ( pl . 28 ) EA 5629 H. 17 cm , W. 29.5 cm , D.5.2 cm 19th Dynasty Provenance unrecorded , probably Thebes Purchased from ...
Author: R. B. Parkinson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Napoleon's troops discovered a granitoid slab in the village of Rosetta in the western Delta in 1799. The Rosetta Stone was to become one of the most famous Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as an instantly recognizable icon of script and decipherment. In this exciting, beautifully illustrated work, Richard Parkinson tells the story of the Stone's discovery and the so-called battle of the decipherers that it inspired. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum celebrating the bicentenary of the Stone's discovery, and including a selective catalog of the exhibits, this book also examines the wider issues of script and writing in ancient Egypt and beyond. The Rosetta Stone is a fragment of a stela inscribed with a priestly decree in honor of Ptolemy V. The main significance of the text lies not in its content, however, but in the fact that it is written in three scripts--hieroglyphic, demotic, and ancient Greek. Early Orientalists recognized immediately the potential of the Stone for the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Thomas Young made great advances, especially with the demotic text, but it was Jean-Fran�ois Champollion who made the final breakthrough in 1822. In so doing he cracked much more than two Egyptian scripts: He opened up Egyptian culture as a whole to historians. Among the subjects discussed in Cracking Codes are the relationship between hieroglyphs and art, the social prestige of literacy, and the power of writing and its practical aspects (scribal equipment and training). A brief description of other decipherments is also given, drawing on examples such as Linear B and Meroitic--a language which remains to be read. A selection of the History Book Club, the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the Quality Paperback Book Club