Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt – Oxford Reference

Literary studies – fiction, novelists, and prose writers

Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

Literary studies – poetry and poets

Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)

Literary studies (early and medieval)

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars,The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptgoes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

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2002 Association of American Publishers Best Multivolume Reference, Humanities

The Encyclopedia offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Here is the Egyptian world in illuminating, accessible detail: art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court. Of special interest is the coverage of themes and issues that are particularly controversialsuch as the new theories of the origins of complex society in the Nile Valley, new discoveries about Greco-Roman Egypt, and new developments in literature, religion, linguistics and other fields, including the debates about Egypts African legacy

Donald B. Redford is Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

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Literary studies – plays and playwrights

Literary studies (20th century onwards)

Literary theory and cultural studies

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