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Parkinson, R. B.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 313 publications in 6 languages and 4,911 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  History  Animal fiction  Toy and movable books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Big books  Poetry  Board books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.P85, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. B Parkinson
Cracking codes : the Rosetta stone and decipherment by R. B Parkinson( Book )

19 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rosetta Stone has become an instantly recognizable icon of script and decipherment and is one of the most famous Egyptian antiquities in the world. Discovered by Napoleon's troops at the village of Rosetta in the western Delta in 1799, the granitoid slab is a fragment of a stela inscribed with a priestly decree in honour of Ptolemy V. The main significance of the text lies not in its content, however, but in the fact that it is written in three scripts: hieroglyphic, demotic and ancient Greek." "Richard Parkinson here tells the story of the Stone's discovery and the so-called battle of the decipherers which it inspired."--BOOK JACKET
A little gay history : desire and diversity across the world by R. B Parkinson( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When was the first chat-up line between men recorded? Who was the first "lesbian"? Were ancient Greek men who had sex with each other necessarily "gay," and what did Shakespeare think about crossdressing? A Little Gay History answers these questions and more through close readings of art objects from the British Museum's far-ranging collection. Consulting ancient Egyptian papyri, the Roman Warren Cup's erotic figures, David Hockney's vivid prints, and dozens of other artifacts, R. B. Parkinson draws attention to a diverse range of same-sex experiences and situates them within specific historical and cultural contexts. The first of its kind, A Little Gay History builds a complex and creative portrait of love's many guises.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Papyrus by R. B Parkinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most outstanding inventions of ancient Egypt was the making of "paper" from the papyrus plant. As early as 3000 B.C., sheets and rolls of papyrus provided an ideal surface for writing with reed pen and cakes of carbon black and red ochre pigment. Egyptian scribes were able to record on papyri everyday details such as administrative records, legal documents, and letters of business and personal life. Pen and papyrus were used to record literary texts, tales, and moral instructions, as well as compendia of Egyptian knowledge exemplified by the famous Rhind Mathematical Papyrus and the books of treatment, prescriptions, and recitations for healing. Religious hymns and litanies are recorded, as are the great formulae to secure life after death--the Coffin Texts and the Book of the Dead. This book examines papyrus-making and its different uses, not only under the Pharaohs, but also other Egyptian civilizations such as the Hellenistic kingdom of the Ptolemies and the colonial rule of the Roman Empire. Papyrus remained the writing material of the Mediterranean world until it was eclipsed by the cloth paper of the Orient in the ninth century A.D
Voices from ancient Egypt : an anthology of Middle Kingdom writings by R. B Parkinson( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tale of Sinuhe and other ancient Egyptian poems, 1940-1640 BC by R. B Parkinson( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tale of Sinuhe, from c.1875 BC, has been acclaimed as the supreme masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian poetry, a perfect fusion of monumental, dramatic, and lyrical styles, and a passionate probing of its culture's ideals and anxieties. This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature. Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. Other works from the Middle Kingdom (c.1940-1640 BC) include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid. These new translations draw on recent and innovative advances in Egyptology, and together with contextualizing introductions and notes to each work provide for the first time a literary reading of these ambiguous and fascinating poems to enable the modern reader to experience them as much as their original audience did, three thousand years ago
The painted tomb-chapel of Nebamun : [masterpieces of ancient Egyptian art in the British Museum] by R. B Parkinson( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The paintings from Nebamun's tomb chapel are among the greatest and most famous of the British Museum's treasures. Yet much about them remains mysterious, and this book is concerned with the detective work undertaken to help us to understand and see them properly before they are displayed in a new permanent gallery in 2008. For this the paintings are being conserved and remounted in the Museum's specialist laboratories, a process that is revealing radical new information about painting techniques in ancient Egypt. This, together with archival work, is helping us to solve the problem of the tomb-chapel's location at Thebes, last seen in the 1820s when the paintings were removed."--Museum website
Poetry and culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt : a dark side to perfection by R. B Parkinson( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt] certainly represents a landmark. It is the first monograph devoted to an integral study and interpretation of the entire corpus of literature preserved from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom.'Joachim Quack, Professor of Egyptology, University of Heidelberg
Reading ancient Egyptian poetry : among other histories by R. B Parkinson( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editing, translation, and publication of ancient Egyptian texts has been central to the discipline of Egyptology since its inception. This book presents an innovative and theoretically informed account of how the most famous Ancient Egyptian poems have been read over a period of 4000 years
The Rosetta Stone by R. B Parkinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abolition of the malt-tax advocated, and the question enlarged upon as affecting agriculture and the public by R. B Parkinson( )

6 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tale of the eloquent Peasant by R. B Parkinson( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Egyptian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before homosexuals : the prequel to Before Stonewall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emmy Award-winner John Scagliotti, producer of the landmark films "Before Stonewall" and "After Stonewall", guides us in a wondrous tour of erotic history, poetry and visual art in this point-of-view documentary on same-sex desire from ancient times to Victorian crimes. He explores how the sexual revolution of the 1960s and the growth of LGBT political power in the 1990s cleared the path for artists and scholars to re-discover pre-20th century same-sex desires. With dozens of experts he revels in lesbian love spells from ancient Rome, censored chapters of the Kamasutra, Native American two-spirit rituals and more. A prequel to Before Stonewall, Before Homosexuals unearths the garden of human sexual delights and the endurance and creativity of 'an army of lovers.'"--Film website: http://beforehomosexuals.com/about-the-film/
Pocket guide to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs : how to read and write ancient Egyptian by R. B Parkinson( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the hieroglyphic system of writing used by the ancient Egyptians. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The tale of the eloquent peasant : a reader's commentary by R. B Parkinson( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on the Middle Kingdom : in memory of Detlef Franke( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four 12th Dynasty literary papyri (Pap. Berlin P. 3022-5) : a photographic record with DVD by R. B Parkinson( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Nebamun by Meredith Hooper( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the mysteries of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian Nebamun, discovering his world through the recently conserved paintings from his tomb-chapel
Papyrus écrire dans l'Égypte antique by R. B Parkinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Egyptian and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught
Hunefer and his Book of the Dead by R. B Parkinson( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cracking codes : the Rosetta stone and decipherment
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PapyrusVoices from ancient Egypt : an anthology of Middle Kingdom writingsThe Tale of Sinuhe and other ancient Egyptian poems, 1940-1640 BCThe painted tomb-chapel of Nebamun : [masterpieces of ancient Egyptian art in the British Museum]Poetry and culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt : a dark side to perfectionReading ancient Egyptian poetry : among other historiesThe Rosetta StoneThe Tale of the eloquent Peasant
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Паркинсон, Ричард Брюс

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パーキンソン, リチャード

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Languages
English (201)

Egyptian (10)

German (7)

French (6)

Arabic (1)

Dutch (1)