Foreigners and Egyptians in the Late Egyptian Stories: linguistic, literary and historical perspectives

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson*

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In Foreigners and Egyptians in the Late Egyptian Stories Camilla Di Biase-Dyson applies systemic functional linguistics, literary theory and New Historicist approaches to four of the Late Egyptian Stories and shows how language was exploited to establish the narrative roles of literary protagonists. The analysis reveals the shifting power dynamics between the Doomed Prince and his foreign wife and the parody in the depiction of the Hyksos ruler Apophis and his Theban counterpart Seqenenre. It also sheds light on the weight of history in the sketch of the Rebel of Joppa and the general Djehuty and explains the interplay of social expectations in the encounters between the envoy Wenamun and the Levantine princes with whom he seeks to trade.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden ; Boston
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages508
ISBN (Electronic)9789004251304
ISBN (Print)9789004250888
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameProbleme der Agyptologie
ISSN (Electronic)0169-9601

Bibliographical note

Originally published as the author's doctoral thesis, 2009.

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