Prophets Lovers and Giraffes

The book's central proposition is that the prominent feature of the hiero-glyphic script which Egyptologists call "determinatives" makes up an elabo-rate system of classifiers.

Author: Orly Goldwasser

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447045906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The book's central proposition is that the prominent feature of the hiero-glyphic script which Egyptologists call "determinatives" makes up an elabo-rate system of classifiers. All items of the lexicon take motivated pictorial classifiers. By this device, the script reflects the map of knowledgeorganization of ancient Egyptian culture. The book aims to reveal the principles and constraints governing the codification of the ancient Egyptian universe in this system. There is, to date, no comprehensive study, either in Egyptology or in cognitive linguistics, of the hieroglyphic classifiers as a structured system. The present work attempts to fill the existing hiatus by bridging the disciplines of Egyptology and cognitive studies, using the tools of the latter to elucidate the former and thus perhaps arrive at new perspectives on both. From the Egyptological angle, the book deals with the ancient Egyptians' nomenclature for "items in the world" and the relationship between lexicon and the knowledge organization. However, the events occurring in the picture-script render cognitive processes visible to our inspection hundreds of years before they have ripened into the Egyptian language. This "visibility" bears directly on a number of crucial questions in cognitive linguistics and ethnobiology. The book also includes an introduction to the hieroglyphic script.
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The Writing of Gods

On classifiers , see O. Goldwasser , Prophets , Lovers and Giraffes : Wor ( l ) d Classification in Ancient Egypt , with an appendix by Müller M.

Author: Racheli Shalomi-Hen

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447052740

Category: History

Page: 198

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This book outlines the development of the divine classifiers in the Egyptian script system from the beginning of writing to the end of the Old Kingdom. The first part discusses the falcon on the standard and the ways in which ancient Egyptian writing system expressed the idea of divine kingship. The seated bearded man is the focus of the second part, in which the author follows the sign from its first appearance as a classifier of foreign peoples to its identification with the god Osiris. The third part is dedicated to divine markers and the structure of the divine category in the Pyramid Texts. This part surveys the special orthographic constraints of the Pyramid Texts, as well as the evolution of the female divine classifiers. Although the book concentrates on orthographic processes, it takes into account the broader religious context of the Old Kingdom. Hence, the relations between the sun-god Re and the king, as well as the special role of the Great God in the private inscriptions and the appearance of Osiris as a foreigner are also discussed.
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Classification from Antiquity to Modern Times

Prophets, lovers and giraffes. Wor(l)d classification in Ancient Egypt. (Classification and Categorization in Ancient Egypt 3; Göttinger Orientforschungen, ...

Author: Tanja Pommerening

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110538779

Category: History

Page: 358

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The volume presents phenomena of classification and categorisation in ancient and modern cultures and provides an overview of how cultural practices and cognitive systems interact when individuals or larger groups conceptually organize their world. Scientists of antiquity studies, anthropologists, linguists etc. will find methods to reconstruct early concepts of men and nature from a synchronic and diachronic comparative perspective.
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Current Research in Egyptology 2007

Goldwasser, O. (2002) Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes: Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag. Goldwasser, O. (1995) From ...

Author: Ken Griffin

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785704109

Category: History

Page: 158

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The Eighth Annual Current Research in Egyptology Symposium (CRE 2007) was held at Swansea University on the 19th-21st April. The conference brought together graduate and postgraduate students of Egyptology from ten different countries, contributing to a total of 40 presentations. The range of topics included art and architecture, archaeology, literature and language, history and society as well as scientific analysis spanning the entire epoch of Egyptian history from the Predynastic to the Coptic era. The papers presented in the following volume represent a diverse range of topics and multidisciplinary approaches.
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Towards a New History for the Egyptian Old Kingdom

80 For an in-depth discussion of the nature and role of determinatives, see Goldwasser, Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes, 13–14, 33–35.

Author: Peter Der Manuelian

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004301894

Category: History

Page: 540

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These conference papers from a one-day international Egyptology symposium at Harvard University (April 26, 2012) consider questions of kingship, religion, art, economics, and old and new archaeological excavations at the Giza Pyramids and beyond (3rd millennium BCE).
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Pharaoh s Land and Beyond

Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes. Wor(l) d Classification in Ancient Egypt. Classification and Categorization in Ancient Egypt 3; Göttinger Orientforschungen 4 ...

Author: Pearce Paul Creasman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190229078

Category: History

Page: 352

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The concept of pharaonic Egypt as a unified, homogeneous, and isolated cultural entity is misleading. Ancient Egypt was a rich tapestry of social, religious, technological, and economic interconnections among numerous cultures from disparate lands. This volume uniquely examines Egypt'srelationship with its wider world through fifteen chapters arranged in five thematic groups. The first three chapters detail the geographical contexts of interconnections through examination of ancient Egyptian exploration, maritime routes, and overland passages. The next three chapters address thehuman principals of association: peoples, with the attendant difficulties differentiating ethnic identities from the record; diplomatic actors, with their complex balances and presentations of power; and the military, with its evolving role in pharaonic expansion. Natural events, too, playedsignificant roles in the pharaonic world: geological disasters, the effects of droughts and floods on the Nile, and illness and epidemics all delivered profound impacts, as is seen in the third section. Physical manifestations of interconnections between pharaonic Egypt and its neighbors in the formof objects are the focus of the fourth set: trade, art and architecture, and a specific case study of scarabs. The final section discusses in depth perhaps the most powerful means of interconnection: ideas. Whether through diffusion and borrowing of knowledge and technology, through the flow of words by script and literature, or through exchanges in the religious sphere, the pharaonic Egypt that we know today was constantly changing - and changing the cultures around it.
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Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Late Antique Imagination

Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes: Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt. Göttinger Orientforschungen 38. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Górecki, Tomasz, and Edyta ...

Author: Jennifer Taylor Westerfeld

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812296402

Category: History

Page: 256

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Throughout the pharaonic period, hieroglyphs served both practical and aesthetic purposes. Carved on stelae, statues, and temple walls, hieroglyphic inscriptions were one of the most prominent and distinctive features of ancient Egyptian visual culture. For both the literate minority of Egyptians and the vast illiterate majority of the population, hieroglyphs possessed a potent symbolic value that went beyond their capacity to render language visible. For nearly three thousand years, the hieroglyphic script remained closely bound to indigenous notions of religious and cultural identity. By the late antique period, literacy in hieroglyphs had been almost entirely lost. However, the monumental temples and tombs that marked the Egyptian landscape, together with the hieroglyphic inscriptions that adorned them, still stood as inescapable reminders that Christianity was a relatively new arrival to the ancient land of the pharaohs. In Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Late Antique Imagination, Jennifer Westerfeld argues that depictions of hieroglyphic inscriptions in late antique Christian texts reflect the authors' attitudes toward Egypt's pharaonic past. Whether hieroglyphs were condemned as idolatrous images or valued as a source of mystical knowledge, control over the representation and interpretation of hieroglyphic texts constituted an important source of Christian authority. Westerfeld examines the ways in which hieroglyphs are deployed in the works of Eusebius and Augustine, to debate biblical chronology; in Greek, Roman, and patristic sources, to claim that hieroglyphs encoded the mysteries of the Egyptian priesthood; and in a polemical sermon by the fifth-century monastic leader Shenoute of Atripe, to argue that hieroglyphs should be destroyed lest they promote a return to idolatry. She argues that, in the absence of any genuine understanding of hieroglyphic writing, late antique Christian authors were able to take this powerful symbol of Egyptian identity and manipulate it to serve their particular theological and ideological ends.
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Archaeology and State Theory

Goldwasser, O. (2002) Prophets, lovers and giraffes – wor[l]d classification in ancient Egypt. Göttinger Orientforschungen IV. Reihe Ägypten 38.

Author: Bruce Routledge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472504104

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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After neo-evolutionism, how does one talk about the pre-modern state? Over the past two decades archaeological research has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the state as an evolutionary type to studies of how power and authority were constituted in specific polities. Developing Gramsci's concept of hegemony, this book provides an accessible discussion of general principles that serve to help us understand and organise these new directions in archaeological research. Throughout this book, conceptual issues are illustrated by means of case studies drawn from Madagascar, Mesopotamia, the Inca, the Maya and Greece.
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Perception Metaphors

Prophets, lovers and giraffes: Wor(l)d classification in Ancient Egypt. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Goldwasser, O. (2005). Where is metaphor?

Author: Laura J. Speed

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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Metaphor allows us to think and talk about one thing in terms of another, ratcheting up our cognitive and expressive capacity. It gives us concrete terms for abstract phenomena, for example, ideas become things we can grasp or let go of. Perceptual experience—characterised as physical and relatively concrete—should be an ideal source domain in metaphor, and a less likely target. But is this the case across diverse languages? And are some sensory modalities perhaps more concrete than others? This volume presents critical new data on perception metaphors from over 40 languages, including many which are under-studied. Aside from the wealth of data from diverse languages—modern and historical; spoken and signed—a variety of methods (e.g., natural language corpora, experimental) and theoretical approaches are brought together. This collection highlights how perception metaphor can offer both a bedrock of common experience and a source of continuing innovation in human communication.
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The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Paleography

Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes. Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt. GOF 38. Wiesbaden. Goldziher, I. 1909. “Neuplatonische und gnostische Elemente im ...

Author: Vanessa Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190604653

Category: History

Page: 680

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The unique relationship between word and image in ancient Egypt is a defining feature of that ancient culture's records. All hieroglyphic texts are composed of images, and large-scale figural imagery in temples and tombs is often accompanied by texts. Epigraphy and palaeography are two distinct, but closely related, ways of recording, analyzing, and interpreting texts and images. This Handbook stresses technical issues about recording text and art and interpretive questions about what we do with those records and why we do it. It offers readers three key things: a diachronic perspective, covering all ancient Egyptian scripts from prehistoric Egypt through the Coptic era (fourth millennium BCE-first half of first millennium CE), a look at recording techniques that considers the past, present, and future, and a focus on the experiences of colleagues. The diachronic perspective illustrates the range of techniques used to record different phases of writing in different media. The consideration of past, present, and future techniques allows readers to understand and assess why epigraphy and palaeography is or was done in a particular manner by linking the aims of a particular effort with the technique chosen to reach those aims. The choice of techniques is a matter of goals and the records' work circumstances, an inevitable consequence of epigraphy being a double projection: geometrical, transcribing in two dimensions an object that exists physically in three; and mental, an interpretation, with an inevitable selection among the object's defining characteristics. The experiences of colleagues provide a range of perspectives and opinions about issues such as techniques of recording, challenges faced in the field, and ways of reading and interpreting text and image. These accounts are interesting and instructive stories of innovation in the face of scientific conundrum.
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The Culture of Animals in Antiquity

O. Goldwasser, Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes: Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt (Wiesbaden 2002). J.J. Hall, 'The classification of birds, ...

Author: Sian Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351782494

Category: History

Page: 768

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The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. It brings new ideas to bear on the wealth of evidence – literary, historical and archaeological – which we possess for the experiences and roles of animals in the ancient world. Offering a broad picture of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean as part of a wider ecosystem, the volume is on an ambitious scale. It covers a broad span of time, from the sacred animals of dynastic Egypt to the imagery of the lamb in early Christianity, and of region, from the fallow deer introduced and bred in Roman Britain to the Asiatic lioness and her cubs brought as a gift by the Elamites to the Great King of Persia. This sourcebook is essential for anyone wishing to understand the role of animals in the ancient world and support learning for one of the fastest growing disciplines in Classics.
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News from the Lands of the Hittites

Prophets, lovers and giraffes: Wor(l)d classification in Ancient Egypt, with an Appendix by Matthias Müller (Göttinger Orientforschungen IV.

Author: Stefano De Martino

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: 9788857551319

Category: History

Page: 156

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This new electronic journal was conceived to offer to colleagues and younger researchers a periodical publication specifically devoted to the Hittite culture and preclassical Anatolian civilizations. News from the Land of the Hittites aims to collect and publish philological, archaeological and historical essays, with the ambition of encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration among all scholars who either are active in Anatolia as archaeologists, or deal with ancient Anatolian documents. We are firmly convinced that only a continuous dialogue among philologists, archaeologists and historians will lead us to improve our knowledge of the preclassical cultures of Anatolia. At the same time, we are aware that Anatolia was a part of the greater ancient Near Eastern world and this journal will always be open to interdisciplinary works among experts of the different regions of the Near East and the Mediterranean area. We invite and encourage younger scholars and doctoral students to publish the results of their research in our journal; the choice of an electronic publication has the advantage of shortening the time usually required by a printed scientific journal between acceptance and publication. The scientific board comprises researchers from different parts of the world, such as Turkey, USA, Great Britain, Germany and Italy. This is fully consonant with the esprit of Hittitology, which is an international discipline. All the submitted manuscripts must be approved by the members of the scientific board and are also peer-reviewed by external experts, prior to acceptance for publication in the journal. This process assures the high quality of the essays and is required by the Italian evaluation system of scientific research. This journal will succeed only if you, our colleagues, doctorate students and collaborators work together with us and we thank you from now for your support.
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Drawing Attention to Metaphor

Prophets, lovers and giraffes: Wor(l)d classification in Ancient Egyptian (Göttinger Orientforschungen IV). Reihe: Ägypten 38/3 = Classification and ...

Author: Camilla Di Biase-Dyson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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The communicative act of drawing attention to metaphor is a relatively recent topic in metaphor studies and one that has remained contentious from a cognitive perspective. This book brings philologists of ancient languages together with metaphor experts from several modalities to interrogate whether ancient and modern texts and languages draw attention to figurative tropes in similar ways. In this way, the diachronic, multimodal and pluridisciplinary contributions to this volume critically review the theoretical frameworks underpinning metaphor marking and metaphor analysis from a completely new empirical basis.
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The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East

... Éditions de la Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth. Goldwasser, O. 2002. Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes: Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt.

Author: Kiersten Neumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000436471

Category: History

Page: 770

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This Handbook is a state-of-the-field volume containing diverse approaches to sensory experience, bringing to life in an innovative, remarkably vivid, and visceral way the lives of past humans through contributions that cover the chronological and geographical expanse of the ancient Near East. It comprises thirty-two chapters written by leading international contributors that look at the ways in which humans, through their senses, experienced their lives and the world around them in the ancient Near East, with coverage of Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Persia, from the Neolithic through the Roman period. It is organised into six parts related to sensory contexts: Practice, production, and taskscape; Dress and the body; Ritualised practice and ceremonial spaces; Death and burial; Science, medicine, and aesthetics; and Languages and semantic fields. In addition to exploring what makes each sensory context unique, this organisation facilitates cross-cultural and cross-chronological, as well as cross-sensory and multisensory comparisons and discussions of sensory experiences in the ancient world. In so doing, the volume also enables considerations of senses beyond the five-sense model of Western philosophy (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), including proprioception and interoception, and the phenomena of synaesthesia and kinaesthesia. The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East provides scholars and students within the field of ancient Near Eastern studies new perspectives on and conceptions of familiar spaces, places, and practices, as well as material culture and texts. It also allows scholars and students from adjacent fields such as Classics and Biblical Studies to engage with this material, and is a must-read for any scholar or student interested in or already engaged with the field of sensory studies in any period.
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Toponymy on the Periphery

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Author: Julien Cooper

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004422216

Category: Social Science

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"In Toponymy on the Periphery, Julien Charles Cooper conducts a study of the rich geographies preserved in Egyptian texts relating to the desert regions east of Egypt. These regions, filled with mines, quarries, nomadic camps, and harbours are often considered as an unimportant hinterland of the Egyptian state, but this work reveals the wide explorations and awareness Egyptians had of the Red Sea and its adjacent deserts, from the Sinai in the north to Punt in the south. The book attempts to locate many of the placenames present in Egyptian texts and analyse their etymology in light of Egyptian linguistics and the various foreign languages spoken in the adjacent deserts and distant shores of the Red Sea"--
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The Expression of Emotions in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia

Prophets, Lovers, and Giraffes. Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt. Göttinger Orientforschungen, 38,3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Hülshoff, T. 2006.

Author: Shih-Wei Hsu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004430761

Category: History

Page: 490

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The Expression of Emotions in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia offers an overview of the study of emotions in ancient texts and discusses the concept of emotions in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
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Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

Goldwasser O. Prophets, lovers and giraffes: Wor(l)d classification in ancient Egypt. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz, 2002.

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. * The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field * An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles * The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition * Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach * Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing * Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: * c. 7,500,000 words * c. 11,000 pages * c. 3,000 articles * c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour * Supplementary audio, video and text files online * c. 3,500 glossary definitions * c. 39,000 references * Extensive list of commonly used abbreviations * List of languages of the world (including information on no. of speakers, language family, etc.) * Approximately 700 biographical entries (now includes contemporary linguists) * 200 language maps in print and online Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics Ground-breaking in scope - wider than any predecessor An invaluable resource for researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of: linguistics, anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, language pathology, cognitive science, sociology, the law, the media, medicine & computer science. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field
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Lotus and Laurel

For the study of determinatives as comprising a multi-tiered system of classifiers and repeaters, see Goldwasser, O., Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes.

Author: Rune Nyord

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763542081

Category: History

Page: 521

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Lotus and Laurel brings together a wealth of essays in celebration of Paul John Frandsen, who has had a distinguished career as a scholar of ancient Egyptian language and religion. The contributors are friends, colleagues, or former students, and all are leading authorities in Egyptology. Evoking Frandsen's wide range of interests, they touch on a breadth of topics, including religious thought and representation; social questions of gender, kinship, and temple slavery; and studies of grammar and etymology. More than a tribute to this important scholar in Egyptology, Lotus and Laurel is a window onto some of the most important work going on now in the field.
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Revealing transforming and display in Egyptian hieroglyphs

Goldwasser, O., 2002, Prophets, Lovers and Giraffes: Wor(l)d Classification in Ancient Egypt. With an appendix by Matthias Müller. GOF IV 38.

Author: David Klotz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110683882

Category: History

Page: 272

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This is the first synthesis on Egyptian enigmatic writing (also referred to as “cryptography”) in the New Kingdom (c.1550–1070 BCE). Enigmatic writing is an extended practice of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, set against immediate decoding and towards revealing additional levels of meaning. This first volume consists of studies by the main specialists in the field. The second volume is a lexicon of all attested enigmatic signs and values.
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Imagining the Past

See Goldwasser, Prophets, Lovers, and Giraffes. Heinz, Feldzugdarstellungen, 272, VIII.7; Spalinger, in Collier and Snape, eds., Ramesside Studies, 479, ...

Author: Colleen Manassa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199982226

Category: History

Page: 339

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The first full-length study of historical fiction in New Kingdom Egypt, Imagining the Past provides significant new information concerning ancient Egyptian historiography.
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