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by James P. Allen

Category: Foreign Language Study and Reference
Subcategory: Reference
Author: James P. Allen
ISBN: 1107053641
ISBN13: 978-1107053649
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (July 24, 2014)
Pages: 610
Fb2 eBook: 1952 kb
ePub eBook: 1927 kb
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It contains twenty-six lessons. James P. Allen wrote a great Egyptian grammar trying not to complicate things more than they actually are. Bold fonts would made for easier understanding of texts, but thsi is truly an amazing book.

It contains 26 lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary

It is designed as a textbook for university and college classes, and is also suitable for individuals learning ancient Egyptian on their own. It contains 26 lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of 25 essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature

James P. Allen is the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University.

It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. He is a former curator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and president of the International Association of Egyptologists.

The book is authored by James P. Allen, who was the Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. softcover, ISBN 0-521-77483-7).

Middle Egyptian book. This is an introduction to the writing system of ancient Egypt and. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary, as well as twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature.

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

James P. Allen is the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University

It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. Allen is the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University.

Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-six essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion, literature, and language. Grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users not only to read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing the foundation for understanding texts on monuments and reading great works of ancient Egyptian literature. This third edition is revised and reorganized, particularly in its approach to the verbal system, based on recent advances in understanding the language. Illustrations enhance the discussions, and an index of references has been added. These changes and additions provide a complete and up-to-date grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.
Comments to eBook Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs
Saberblade
This is a short note on the quality of the Kindle version of the book, not of Allen's otherwise great Egyptian grammar book.

For many readers, the size and ink used for the hieroglyphs in the printed text are disappointingly small and faint. I was hoping that these two issues would be addressed in the Kindle version, but they're not.

You can resize the English text, but the glyphs are not resizable - and they have the same faint look they have in the printed text.

So, don't buy the Kindle version expecting it solve the readability issues that you may have with the print version.

This is the fault of the publisher, Cambridge University Press. One would expect that a publishing house attached to such a prestigious university should be able to produce better quality print books than this.
roternow
I had been borrowing my friends paperback copy of this book and not reading it much because it was a paper version. I decided I needed the electronic version if I were ever going to make it through the book. I love it! The electronic version is well formatted on my Kindle Keyboard Edition and the Kindle App on my Samsung Note 10.1 2013 edition tablet.

The explanations in the book are great, and the reader is guided step by step through the language with exercises at the end of each section of material to assist in firming up the concepts in the mind. The interspersing of cultural essays put the language in context and make the language fun to learn (although presumably, if one is reading this book, they are already interested in the language and culture of the Middle Egyptian kingdom).

I have read and noted others complain that the hieroglyphs in this book are too faint and too small. Both complaints are valid, though not a deal breaker. The glyphs are a little easier to see on the app on my tablet than on my actual black and white Kindle device. Despite being faint, I can clearly see them and it doesn't pose a major problem. However, it is a bit frustrating that they are small, so it is hard to distinguish a couple of the glyphs if the lighting in the room is not just right. When one tries to use the zoom feature to make them bigger, the surrounding text is enlarged, but the glyphs are not. Nevertheless, this is more of an annoyance than a real obstacle.

Because of its portability and nice formatting, I personal would recommend the Kindle version of this book to anyone interested in Middle Egyptian and oriented toward ebooks over paper.
JoldGold
Content of course is excellent but my copy at least is defective. Print on many of the sign and dictionary pages is inconsistent and light so that some of the glyphs are almost unreadable. I do not know if it is just my copy. It is very annoying when I am using those pages. Text pages seem to be fine so of course it is the issue of the hassle to return the book when it is just the Appendix pages.
I have worked with Allen's first edition which I really enjoyed so am pleased to have this update. He also has a companion literature book which I bought and am enjoying.
TheFresh
James P. Allen wrote a great Egyptian grammar trying not to complicate things more than they actually are. Bold fonts would made for easier understanding of texts , but thsi is truly an amazing book
Fenrikasa
I found this work to be exactly what I expected and wanted. It gives a thorough grammar of the ancient Middle Egyptian language in relatively easy steps and with thorough exercises for practice of the grammatical points.
Dont_Wory
If you're a student of Middle Egyptian you own this book. Kindle version is also very good.
uspeh
Amazing work, incredibly thorough and detailed. Best book I have on the subject so far
Highly recommend.
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