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Ancient Records of Egypt
18.03.2012, 21:33
 
                          
 
  Може би най-издържаната в академично отношение многотомна христоматия на древноегипетската историческа епиграфика. При това тя е дело (наистина opus magnus!) на един човек: Джеймс Хенри Брестед (27.08.1865-02.12.1935) : доайен на Чикагския университет, първи професор и ръководител на катедра по египтология в САЩ и основател на Института за изследвания на Ориента (Chicago Oriental Institute) - една от най-влиятелните институции за изследване на цивилизациите в Древния Близък Изток.
 
 В христоматията са подбрани, систематизирани и преведени паметници от зората на египетската история до персийското завоевание:
 
ТОМ I: От I до XVII династии;
TOM II: XVIII династия;
TOM III: XIX династия;
TOM IV: XX-XXVI династии;
ТОМ V : Указател
 
 
 
 
 
 
- на английски език, от Google Drive, формат PDF. Сваляне с ляв бутон (downloading by left button) от страницата на предоставящия сървър, после през бутона стрелка надолу/after by down arrow button.  
 
 
АЛТЕРНАТИВНИ ЛИНКОВЕ / ALTERNATIVE LINKS:
  
 
 
 
 
 
 - на английски език, от The Internet Archive, формат PDF, файлoвете не са архивирани.Свалянето става с десен бутон (downloading by right button) и Save as...
 
Added by: Admin | | Tags: Късно царство, Средно царство, Древен Египет, XIX династия, Ново царство, Старо царство, Джеймс Хенри Брестед, XVIII династия, древноегипетска епиграфика
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Around the turn of the last century, James Breasted took on the challenge of assembling all the available historical documents of ancient Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious undertaking involved traveling to the monuments extant in the Nile valley and in outlying areas of Egyptian conquest, as well as to museums throughout Europe where Egyptian relics were housed. Breasted made his own copies of hundreds of Egyptian records inscribed on papyrus or leather or carved in stone and engaged in a thorough study of the published records of Egyptian history in conjunction with his own transcription of the documents themselves. This five-volume compendium is the result.
Breasted's monumental work, originally published from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning more than three millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. For each document, Breasted provides information on the location, condition, historical significance, and content. Beginning with the earliest known official annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's official activities, including royal succession, temple construction, property distribution, and foreign conquest. He tracks the careers of scores of kings, queens, government officials, military leaders, powerful statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of favor, paeans, mortuary gifts, and tomb inscriptions. Clearly annotated for the lay reader, the documents provide copious evidence of trade relations, construction activities, diplomatic envoys, foreign expeditions, and other aspects of a vigorous, highly organized and centrally controlled society.
Breasted's commentary is both rigorously documented and accessible, suffused with a contagious fascination for the events, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication these records indicate. A herculean assemblage of primary documents, many of which have deteriorated to illegibility in the intervening century, Ancient Records of Egypt illuminates both the incredible complexity of Egyptian society and the almost insuperable difficulties of reconstructing a lost civilization.
This first paperback edition of Ancient Records of Egypt features a new introduction and updated bibliography by Peter A. Piccione. Setting Breasted's work in the context of the development of American Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's establishment of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, with corporate support by John D. Rockefeller and other benefactors, and surveys the ambitious body of publications with which Breasted laid the foundation for future Egyptian studies.

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