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The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography
The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography
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Author(s): Davies, Vanessa
ISBN No.: 9780190604653
Pages: 680
Year: 202003
Format: Trade Cloth (Hard Cover)
Price: £107.18
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
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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.



Contents: List of Illustrations Abbreviations Introduction: Vanessa Davies and Dimitri Laboury I. Cultural and Material Setting 1. Form, Layout, and Specific Potentialities of the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Script Pascal Vernus 2.


The Content of Egyptian Wall Decoration Niv Allon 3. The Egyptian Theory of Monumental Writing as Related to Permanence or Endurance Boyo G. Ockinga 4. The Historical Record Peter Brand 5. Egyptian Epigraphic Genres and Their Relation with Non-epigraphic Ones Julie Stauder-Porchet and Andreas Stauder 6. Designers and Makers of Ancient Egyptian Monumental Epigraphy Dimitri Laboury 7. Audiences Hana Navratilova 8. The Materials, Tools, and Work of Carving and Painting Denys A.


Stocks 9. Recording Epigraphic Sources as Part of Artworks Gabriele Pieke II. Historical Efforts at Epigraphy 1. When Ancient Egyptians Copied Egyptian Work Tams A. Bcs 2. When Classical Authors Encountered Egyptian Epigraphy Jean Winand 3. Interpretations and Re-use of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Arabic Period (Tenth-Sixteenth Centuries CE) Annette Sundermeyer 4. The Reception of Ancient Egypt and Its Script in Renaissance Europe Lucie Jirskov5.


The Epigraphy of Egyptian Monuments in the Description de l''gypte ric Gady 6. The Rosetta Stone, Copying an Ancient Copy Ilona Regulski 7. The Epigraphic Work of Early Egyptologists and Travelers to Egypt Lise Manniche 8. Karl Richard Lepsius and The Royal Prussian Expedition to Egypt (1842-1845/6) Christian E. Loeben 9. Nineteenth-Century Foundations of Modern Epigraphy Virginia L. Emery 10. Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Developments in Epigraphy Vanessa Davies III.


Traditional and New Techniques of Epigraphy 1. How to Publish an Egyptian Temple? Claude Traunecker 2. Epigraphic Techniques Used by the Edfu Project Dieter Kurth 3. Online Publication of Monuments Willeke Wendrich 4. Tradition and Innovation in Digital Epigraphy Krisztin Vrtes 5. 3D scanning, Photogrammetry, and Photo Rectification of Columns in the Karnak Hypostyle Hall Jean Revez 6. An Assessment of Digital Epigraphy and Related Technologies Peter Der Manuelian 7. Typical, Atypical, and Downright Strange Epigraphic Techniques Will Schenck 8.


The Chicago House Method J. Brett McClain 9. The So-called "Karnak Method" Christophe Thiers 10. Practical Issues Concerning Epigraphic Work in Tombs and Temples Hanane Gaber 11. The Application of a Logic of Writing-Imagery to Palaeographic Interpretation in the Formative Phase of Writing Ludwig Morenz 12. Reading, Editing, and Appreciating the Texts of Greco-Roman Temples Laure Pantalacci 13. History of Recording Demotic Epigraphy Jan Moje 14. Graffiti Chiara Salvador 15.


Practical Issues with the Epigraphic Restoration of a Biographical Inscription Andrs Diego Espinel 16. Relationships between the Community of Sheikh Abd al-Qurna and Ancient Egyptian Monuments Andrew Bednarski and Gemma Tully IV. Issues in Paleography 1. The Significance of Medium in Palaeographic Study Dimitri Meeks 2. Hieroglyphic Palaeography Frdric Servajean 3. Methods, Tools, and Perspectives of Hieratic Palaeography Stphane Polis 4. Carved Hybrid Script Mohamed Sherif Ali 5. Cursive Hieroglyphs in the Book of the Dead Rita Lucarelli 6.


Some Issues in and Perhaps a New Methodology for Abnormal Hieratic Koen Donker van Heel 7. Demotic Palaeography Joachim Quack, Jannik Korte, Fabian Wespi, Claudia Maderna-Sieben 8. Issues and Methodologies in Coptic Palaeography Anne Boud''hors 9. Digital Palaeography of Hieratic Svenja A. Glden, Celia Krause, Ursula Verhoeven 10. Hieratic Palaeography in Literary and Documentary Texts from Deir el-Medina Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert Index


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