Orality And Literacy In The Demotic Tales

Author: Jacqueline E. Jay
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004323074
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In Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales, Jacqueline E. Jay extrapolates from the surviving ancient Egyptian written record hints of a parallel oral tradition, focusing in particular on the corpus of Demotic narrative literature surviving from the Greco-Roman Period.

A Biographical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt

Author: Anthony E. David
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135377030
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Important historical and cultural figures as well as some well-known individuals in Egypt's long history (c 3100 BC - c AD 600) are incorporated in this work of reference. Rulers and members of their families, significant figures and important foreigners with whom the Egyptians came into contact are all included. The entries are based on original source material and there are bibliographies for each entry.

Religion And Magic In Ancient Egypt

Author: Rosalie David
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941383
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The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.


Author: Zoltan Kovecses
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705313
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Combining up-to-date scholarship with clear and accessible language and helpful exercises, Metaphor: A Practical Introduction is an invaluable resource for all readers interested in metaphor. This second edition includes two new chapters--on 'metaphors in discourse' and 'metaphor and emotion' --along with new exercises, responses to criticism and recent developments in the field, and revised student exercises, tables, and figures.

Tool And Object

Author: Ralph Krömer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764375248
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Category theory is a general mathematical theory of structures and of structures of structures. It occupied a central position in contemporary mathematics as well as computer science. This book describes the history of category theory whereby illuminating its symbiotic relationship to algebraic topology, homological algebra, algebraic geometry and mathematical logic and elaboratively develops the connections with the epistemological significance.

Am I That Name

Author: Denise Riley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349195103
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Writing about changes in the notion of womanhood, Denise Riley examines, in the manner of Foucault, shifting historical constructions of the category of "women" in relation to other categories central to concepts of personhood: the soul, the mind, the body, nature, the social. Feminist movements, Riley argues, have had no choice but to play out this indeterminacy of women. This is made plain in their oscillations, since the 1790s, between concepts of equality and of difference. To fully recognize the ambiguity of the category of "women" is, she contends, a necessary condition for an effective feminist political philosophy.

Poetry And Culture In Middle Kingdom Egypt

Author: R. B. Parkinson
Publisher: Athlone Press
ISBN: 9780826456373
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The Middle Kingdom (c.1940-1640 BC) was a golden age of Ancient Egyptian writing. This pioneering book is the first comprehensive study of this literary legacy. The status of literature is controversial in many ancient civilizations, and Middle Kingdom poems have often been regarded as propaganda for the ruling dynasty. This study radically reassesses their 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 explores literatures status as a differentiated form of discourse, suggesting what social practices made its role possible and offering an innovative model for the readers engagement with these subtle and complex ancient works. The book also surveys the social and ideological context of literature and proposes readings of the main tales, discourses, and teachings. The conclusion sets the readings in a broad context, while an appendix surveys the entire range of surviving texts.

Seeing High Low

Author: Patricia A. Johnston
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520241879
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'Seeing High & Low' offers a sweeping view of the evolution of visual culture in the US. Case studies explore the engagement of visual culture with social controversy, including how the concepts of 'high' and 'low' art have developed.