Stock Image

Tale of the Eloquent Peasant LASM -cl A Reader's Commentary

Published by Widmaier Verlag
ISBN 10: 3943955109 / ISBN 13: 9783943955101
/ New / Condition: New / Hardcover
Quantity Available: 2
From Scholar's Source (Warsaw, IN, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 85.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Tale of the Eloquent Peasant LASM -cl A ...

Publisher: Widmaier Verlag

Binding: Hardcover/Hardback

Book Condition: New

Description:

The book provides a commentary on one of the best known poems from the Middle Kingdom, The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, from c. 1840 BC. An introduction covers issues of composition and reception in the Middle Kingdom; language and imagery; naturalism, artifice and immediacy; cultural themes; and later and modern receptions. The commentary includes the text in transliteration and translation with a line by line commentary discussing points of philology, lexicography, style, intertext, context, meaning and possible emotional and aesthetic impact. The volume is intended to assist anyone wishing to read the poem in its original language, and is laid out with text and commentary on the same page to enable an integrated experience of reading, following the precedent of other academic commentaries on classic works of world literature. Figures are included to help embed the poem in its material culture and landscape. An index of words is also provided. The book complements the existing text edition of the poem and the new photographic publications of the main manuscripts by the author.R. B. Parkinson was trained at Oxford, and this volume is a radically rewritten version of this doctoral thesis there, drawing on his experience of teaching text classes at Oxford, Goettingen and Koeln. He has worked in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum since 1991, where he curates the collections of papyri, and specific research projects include the Nebamun wall-paintings and the Ramesseum papyri. His personal research remains centred around the interpretation of Middle Kingdom poetry. Apart from specialist articles, museum publications and children's books, related monographs include: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant (1991, 2005); Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt: A Dark Side to Perfection (2002, 2010); Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry: Among Other Histories (2009), The Ramesseum Papyri (2012). Bookseller Inventory # PARELOQUE

About this title:

Synopsis: The book provides a commentary on one of the best known poems from the Middle Kingdom, The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, from c. 1840 BC. An introduction covers issues of composition and reception in the Middle Kingdom; language and imagery; naturalism, artifice and immediacy; cultural themes; and later and modern receptions. The commentary includes the text in transliteration and translation with a line by line commentary discussing points of philology, lexicography, style, intertext, context, meaning and possible emotional and aesthetic impact. The volume is intended to assist anyone wishing to read the poem in its original language, and is laid out with text and commentary on the same page to enable an integrated experience of reading, following the precedent of other academic commentaries on classic works of world literature. Figures are included to help embed the poem in its material culture and landscape. An index of words is also provided. The book complements the existing text edition of the poem and the new photographic publications of the main manuscripts by the author.

R. B. Parkinson was trained at Oxford, and this volume is a radically rewritten version of this doctoral thesis there, drawing on his experience of teaching text classes at Oxford, Goettingen and Koeln. He has worked in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum since 1991, where he curates the collections of papyri, and specific research projects include the Nebamun wall-paintings and the Ramesseum papyri. His personal research remains centred around the interpretation of Middle Kingdom poetry. Apart from specialist articles, museum publications and childrenā?TMs books, related monographs include: The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant (1991, 2005); Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt: A Dark Side to Perfection (2002, 2010); Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry: Among Other Histories (2009), The Ramesseum Papyri (2012).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Scholar's Source
Address: Warsaw, IN, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 25, 2008
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived,
you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind
about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll
respond within 2 business days.



Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: Specializing in the ancient Near East and biblical studies for more than 30 years. The Scholar's Source for all academic books, foreign and domestic, in the ancient Near East and biblical studies