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The Resource The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Richard Alston

The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Richard Alston

Label
The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt
Title
The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Richard Alston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The study of the city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt is illuminated by a large number of surviving texts. These allow us to reconstruct the social lives of Egyptians to an extent undreamt of for other provinces of the Empire. We are not, therefore, limited to a history of the public faces of cities, their inscriptions, and the writings of their elites, but can begin to understand what the transformations of the city meant for ordinary people, and to uncover the forces that shaped the everyday lives of city dwellers." "After Egypt became part of the Roman Empire in 30 BC, Classical and then Christian influences both made their mark on the urban environment. This book examines the impact of these new cultures at every level of Egyptian society. Richard Alston uncovers the distinctive features of Classical and Byzantine urbanism, and exposes the radical differences between the modern and ancient experience of city life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alston, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT114
LC item number
.A53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
Label
The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Richard Alston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 414-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Preface
  • Map 1: The Delta
  • Map 2: The Fayum and Middle Egypt
  • Map 3: Upper Egypt
  • Map 4: Southern Upper Egypt
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Cities and space.
  • p. 4
  • 3.
  • Houses.
  • p. 44
  • 4.
  • Streets, districts and neighbourhoods.
  • p. 128
  • 5.
  • city.
  • p. 185
  • 6.
  • city, region and world.
  • p. 323
  • Notes.
  • p. 368
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 414
  • Index locorum.
  • p. 461
  • Index.
  • p. 472
Control code
l82001019245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 479 p.
Isbn
9780415237017
Lccn
2001019245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Richard Alston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 414-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Preface
  • Map 1: The Delta
  • Map 2: The Fayum and Middle Egypt
  • Map 3: Upper Egypt
  • Map 4: Southern Upper Egypt
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Cities and space.
  • p. 4
  • 3.
  • Houses.
  • p. 44
  • 4.
  • Streets, districts and neighbourhoods.
  • p. 128
  • 5.
  • city.
  • p. 185
  • 6.
  • city, region and world.
  • p. 323
  • Notes.
  • p. 368
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 414
  • Index locorum.
  • p. 461
  • Index.
  • p. 472
Control code
l82001019245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 479 p.
Isbn
9780415237017
Lccn
2001019245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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