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A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt, edited by Katelijn Vandorpe, (electronic book)

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A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt
Title
A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt
Statement of responsibility
edited by Katelijn Vandorpe
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An authoritative and multidisciplinary Companion to Egypt during the Greco-Roman and Late Antique period With contributions from noted authorities in the field, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt offers a comprehensive resource that covers almost 1000 years of Egyptian history, starting with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and ending in AD 642, when Arab rule started in the Nile country. The Companion takes a largely sociological perspective and includes a section on life portraits at the end of each part. The theme of identity in a multicultural environment and a chapter on the quality of life of Egypt's inhabitants clearly illustrate this objective. The authors put the emphasis on the changes that occurred in the Greco-Roman and Late Antique periods, as illustrated by such topics as: Traditional religious life challenged; Governing a country with a past: between tradition and innovation; and Creative minds in theory and praxis. This important resource: Discusses how Egypt became part of a globalizing world in Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times Explores notable innovations by the Ptolemies and Romans Puts the focus on the longue durée development Offers a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together scholars of different disciplines Contains life portraits in which various aspects and themes of people's daily life in Egypt are discussed Written for academics and students of the Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt period, this Companion offers a guide that is useful for students in the areas of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and New Testament studies
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Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
932/.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT92
LC item number
.C66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Vandorpe, Katelijn
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  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt, edited by Katelijn Vandorpe, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Copyrignt Page; Contents; Illustrations and Tables; Note on Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chronological Outline; Maps; Part I Greco-Roman Egypt explored; Chapter One Unique Sources in an Unusual Setting; 1.1 A Wealth of Sources; 1.2 The Physical Landscape; 1.3 Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter Two Modern Scholars at Work in a Digital and Multidisciplinary Setting; 2.1 The Growth of Scholarly Disciplines and Multidisciplinarity; 2.2 Impact of Digitalization - Textual Sources; 2.3 The Impact of Digitalization: Archeological Sources
  • 2.4 Conclusion: A Bright FutureFurther Reading; Part II Egypt as part of a globalizing world; Chapter Three The Last Pharaohs: The Ptolemaic Dynasty and the Hellenistic World; 3.1 Ptolemy I and the Foundation of the Ptolemaic Dynasty (323-305/4 BC); 3.2 The Legitimization of Power: The Ptolemies as Hellenistic Kings and as Pharaohs; 3.3 The Golden Age (305/4-204 BC); 3.4 Crises and Reorganization (204-116 BC); 3.5 116-80 BC: A Transitional Period; 3.6 The Ptolemies and Rome (80-30 BC); 3.7 Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter Four A Roman Province in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • 4.1 Strengths and Lacunas of the Source Material4.2 Emperors in Egypt; 4.3 The Country and Its People; 4.4 Guarding the New Province and Its Trade Routes; 4.5 A Prefect in Charge of the "Province of Alexandria and Egypt" and the Provincial "Government"; 4.6 Governing the Countryside; 4.7 The Liturgical System; 4.8 Controlling the Population and the Laographia; 4.9 Economic and Monetary Policy; 4.10 Rome's Granary; 4.11 Changing Land Categories; 4.12 Interactions in the Religious Sphere; 4.13 Conclusion: Impact of Empire; Further Reading; Chapter Five Egypt in the Byzantine World
  • 5.1 Becoming Part of the Byzantine World5.2 Constantinople, the New Rome; 5.3 Constantinople and Egypt: Mutual Contacts and Interests; 5.4 Alexandria, Cradle of Religious Controversies; 5.5 Alexandria, a Global Cultural Trendsetter; 5.6 Blemmyan Raids; 5.7 Paganism and Gnosticism; 5.8 Leaving the Byzantine World: The Arab Conquest; Further Reading; Chapter Six Life Portraits: Royals and People in a Globalizing World; Further Reading; Part III Governing a country with a past: Between tradition and innovation
  • Chapter Seven The Ptolemaic Governmental Branches and the Role of Temples and Elite Groups7.1 Performance of Ptolemaic Governance; 7.2 The Ideology of Centralization; 7.3 Administrative Control of Egypt; 7.4 The Administration of External Territories; 7.5 Law, Legal Order, and the Administration of Justice; 7.6 The Role of Temple and Local Elites in Administration; 7.7 A Broader View of Ptolemaic Governance; Further Reading; Chapter Eight The Branches of Roman and Byzantine Government and the Role of Cities, the Church, and Elite Groups; 8.1 Between Tradition and Innovation
Control code
99980468376
Extent
1 online resource ( xxxviii, 751 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118428429
Lccn
2019005586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt, edited by Katelijn Vandorpe, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Copyrignt Page; Contents; Illustrations and Tables; Note on Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chronological Outline; Maps; Part I Greco-Roman Egypt explored; Chapter One Unique Sources in an Unusual Setting; 1.1 A Wealth of Sources; 1.2 The Physical Landscape; 1.3 Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter Two Modern Scholars at Work in a Digital and Multidisciplinary Setting; 2.1 The Growth of Scholarly Disciplines and Multidisciplinarity; 2.2 Impact of Digitalization - Textual Sources; 2.3 The Impact of Digitalization: Archeological Sources
  • 2.4 Conclusion: A Bright FutureFurther Reading; Part II Egypt as part of a globalizing world; Chapter Three The Last Pharaohs: The Ptolemaic Dynasty and the Hellenistic World; 3.1 Ptolemy I and the Foundation of the Ptolemaic Dynasty (323-305/4 BC); 3.2 The Legitimization of Power: The Ptolemies as Hellenistic Kings and as Pharaohs; 3.3 The Golden Age (305/4-204 BC); 3.4 Crises and Reorganization (204-116 BC); 3.5 116-80 BC: A Transitional Period; 3.6 The Ptolemies and Rome (80-30 BC); 3.7 Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter Four A Roman Province in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • 4.1 Strengths and Lacunas of the Source Material4.2 Emperors in Egypt; 4.3 The Country and Its People; 4.4 Guarding the New Province and Its Trade Routes; 4.5 A Prefect in Charge of the "Province of Alexandria and Egypt" and the Provincial "Government"; 4.6 Governing the Countryside; 4.7 The Liturgical System; 4.8 Controlling the Population and the Laographia; 4.9 Economic and Monetary Policy; 4.10 Rome's Granary; 4.11 Changing Land Categories; 4.12 Interactions in the Religious Sphere; 4.13 Conclusion: Impact of Empire; Further Reading; Chapter Five Egypt in the Byzantine World
  • 5.1 Becoming Part of the Byzantine World5.2 Constantinople, the New Rome; 5.3 Constantinople and Egypt: Mutual Contacts and Interests; 5.4 Alexandria, Cradle of Religious Controversies; 5.5 Alexandria, a Global Cultural Trendsetter; 5.6 Blemmyan Raids; 5.7 Paganism and Gnosticism; 5.8 Leaving the Byzantine World: The Arab Conquest; Further Reading; Chapter Six Life Portraits: Royals and People in a Globalizing World; Further Reading; Part III Governing a country with a past: Between tradition and innovation
  • Chapter Seven The Ptolemaic Governmental Branches and the Role of Temples and Elite Groups7.1 Performance of Ptolemaic Governance; 7.2 The Ideology of Centralization; 7.3 Administrative Control of Egypt; 7.4 The Administration of External Territories; 7.5 Law, Legal Order, and the Administration of Justice; 7.6 The Role of Temple and Local Elites in Administration; 7.7 A Broader View of Ptolemaic Governance; Further Reading; Chapter Eight The Branches of Roman and Byzantine Government and the Role of Cities, the Church, and Elite Groups; 8.1 Between Tradition and Innovation
Control code
99980468376
Extent
1 online resource ( xxxviii, 751 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118428429
Lccn
2019005586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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