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Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Egyptology: Griffith Institute) Hardcover – 1 May 1962

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Griffith Institute; Reprint edition (1 May 1962)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0900416327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0900416323
  • Product Dimensions: 16.9 x 3.6 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 527,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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compiled by R O Faulkner


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Format: Hardcover
Faulkner's egyptian Dictionary, along with Gardiners Egyptian Grammar, is one of the two key works in the library of any scholar of middle egyptian. Both are important works for the student, but I, having given up studying egyptian some years ago, still look through Faulkner on occasions simply in order to turn the pages of an immense and pioneering piece of scholarship which would otherwise languish rather forgotten.
Faulkner, writing in a time before the development of Egyptian typefaces, hand wrote each page of the disctionary in a beautiful neat hand. The disctionary is therefore one of the few works still in publication which could be considered a "hand written book". So what? A million medieval monks spent their times in the copying of concordances and the illumination of bibles. True. But they were working in their mother tongue - Latin for the most part. Faulkner was working in a language which was almost entirely unknown and undocumented. Each one of his entries must therefore have been the result of a small but significant measure of careful scholarship- and one that has clearly stood the test of other academics' critisms. If you are a student of Egyptian, you probably already have this book. But even if you aren't, buy it anyway, because it is one of the most unusual curiosities in the literary world.
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An extraordinary book, quite large for a "concise" dictionary!. And the whole thing was hand-written in beautiful neat copperplate hand-writing. It was intended to be portable but fairly comprehensive, so there is a LOT packed in as tight as possible - not the easiest thing you'd ever read, but essential for progressing in the subject matter.
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By A Customer on 13 Mar. 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is the best dictionary I have seen around. It only contains egyptian - english and not english - egyptian, though. Still, a must for anyone studying or translating hieroglyphs and it has been a huge help to me.
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In terms of content Faulner is a valuable resource for any student of middle egyptian. However, as a dictionary, I would rate it's usebility as very low. The 'handwritten' test is very hard on the eye and as a result not very user-friendly in terms of ease and convenience when looking up items.
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I'm using this book to transliterate and translate Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs to English. I've used it so much it makes crackling sounds when I open it. To be absolutely perfect, it would benefit from a list of single consonants (Egyptian w comes well before m), so I can index better and it would be really useful to have a hieroglyphs listing, so I don't have to carry two books around. You can tell I'm a novice. I don't know what I would do without it.
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