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By Miriam Lichtheim / University of California Press / 1980
Miriam Lichtheim’s carefully chosen book of readings from one of the earliest literatures in the world is designed to show the evolution of that literature by selections translated and arranged in chronological order. Its appeal is to both scholars and readers with a general interest in the humanities. Altogether, Lichtheim has produced a book which admirably fulfills her desire ‘to reach beyond the confines of professional specialization while at the same time making a contribution to the specialized discipline.’ Volume 3 spans the last millennium of Pharaonic civilization, from the tenth century BC to the beginning of the Christian era.