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The Resource Egypt in late antiquity

Egypt in late antiquity

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Egypt in late antiquity
Title
Egypt in late antiquity
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Egypt in Late Antiquity brings together a vast amount of information pertaining to the society, economy, and culture of a province important to our understanding of the entire eastern part of the later Roman Empire. Focusing on Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in 284 to the middle of the fifth century, Roger Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from documentary and archaeological sources, including the papyri that have been published over the last thirty years. He deals with the natural and technological setting, the life of Greco-Roman cities and Egyptian country villages, family life, religion, language and literacy, and the distribution and uses of power. One dominant theme in this volume is the changing relationship between the cities and villages. Bagnall examines how the villages, which had been undergoing integration into the urban economies, were losing their internal structure and sense of community as the influence of local temples declined. He argues that in the fourth century Christianization and the development of Coptic allowed Hellenism to serve as a vehicle for a resurgent native culture, with the church providing new internal structure for the villages and new ties to the cities
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UkLiU
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Bagnall, Roger S
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Princeton paperbacks
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  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Egypt in late antiquity
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-360) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Mediterranean society
  • Appendix 1:
  • Time
  • Appendix 2:
  • Money and measures
  • Appendix 3:
  • The nomes
  • The environment
  • The cities
  • Country villages
  • City and country
  • People and families
  • Power and dependence
  • Languages, literacy, and ethnicity
  • This world and the next
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691010960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Egypt in late antiquity
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-360) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Mediterranean society
  • Appendix 1:
  • Time
  • Appendix 2:
  • Money and measures
  • Appendix 3:
  • The nomes
  • The environment
  • The cities
  • Country villages
  • City and country
  • People and families
  • Power and dependence
  • Languages, literacy, and ethnicity
  • This world and the next
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691010960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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