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Both literal and highly lyrical, hieroglyphics bring alive a distant world, with descriptions of the natural environment, the art, the society, the religious beliefs, and even the philosophical basis of a culture that flourished 5,000 years ago. Presenting and explaining almost 600 of the figures used in the classic phase of Egypt's "sacred writing," this fascinating volume traces the origins and the meaning of each sign, as well as its graphic stylization. An opening essay reveals the secrets of the hieroglyphic system, including its development and its structural characteristics, and emphasizes the sacred, evocative, even magical power of the form, which — unlike our own abstract alphabet — is immediate and expressive. Concluding the book are a complete glossary, a bibliography, and an index, designed to make this book invaluable to the casual reader as well as the student and specialist.

Synopsis:

Explains the meaning and history of six hundred Egyptian hieroglyphics, and depicts aspects of Egyptian civilization and daily life.

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Over 1,000 two-color line drawings, 160 black-and-white photographs

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 246) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789202321
Author:
Bertro, Maria Carmelo
Author:
Betro, Maria Carmelo
Author:
Bertro, Maria Carmelo
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Writing, hieroglyphic
Subject:
African Languages
Subject:
Egyptian language
Subject:
Mural painting and decoration, Italian
Subject:
Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance
Subject:
Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic.
Subject:
Mural painting and decoration, Italian -- Vatican City.
Subject:
Escrita
Subject:
Historia antiga - egito
Subject:
Paleografia
Subject:
African Languages (See Also Swahili)
Subject:
Linguistics - Semantics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 5.
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
251
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.9 in 29.8 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Ancient Egypt
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Ancient Languages
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History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
Reference » General

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