Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Egyptian Literature Book to be Released

     James Allen, who is the Author of the superb book Middle Egyptian: an Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, has a new book that will be published soon, entitled Middle Egyptian Literature: Eight Literary Works of the Middle Kingdom. Dr. Allen is one of the world's greatest experts on the ancient Egyptian language and he has published many other works, including translations of the major Egyptian religious texts. This book will contain the hieroglyphs, transliteration and translation of the eight famous Middle Kingdom texts. Hieroglyphic copies of these texts are not readily available to students and Gardiner's publication of these texts in hieroglyphs is, sadly, hopelessly out of print.

     If you are interested in learning the language of the ancient Egyptians, then by all means buy Dr. Allen's Middle Egyptian grammar; it is well written and more up to date that Alan Gardiner's book on the same subject. I am looking forward to working through the new book as soon as it is released.

     The book is being offered on on a pre-release basis. As soon as I get a copy I will post a review.

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