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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 40.95
The ancient Mediterranean world brought to us by Herodotus, Thucydides and Tacitus is one of politics, war and the power elite of Greece and Rome. There was another ancient world, in which ordinary people made a living, sold land, ran their towns and sued one another. This is the world that the papyri bring to life; this book is about how they do so.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
Thousands of documentary and literary texts written on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Persian, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. In The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology , twenty-seven experts provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world?that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution?has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that ordinary people?from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan?used writing in their... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89
This book presents in translation 175 of the most revealing documents that have survived on stone and papyrus from the Hellenistic period. Presents over 150 sources in translation. Captures the political, social, economic and religious dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. Covers the entire Hellenistic world, with extensive... more...
- NYU Press 2012; US$ 55.00
This volume presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during NYU?s excavations at Amheida in the western desert of Egypt. The majority date to the Late Roman period (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of rapid social change in Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean generally. Amheida was a small administrative center, and the full publication... more...
- Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 83.73
The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and has combined survey and excavation to collect an extensive range of geological, environmental and archaeological data which... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04
By studying the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt, the authors reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 55.00
Scattered through the vast expanse of stone and sand that makes up Egypt?s Western Desert are several oases. These islands of green in the midst of the Sahara owe their existence to springs and wells drawing on ancient aquifers. In antiquity, as today, they supported agricultural communities, going back to Neolithic times but expanding greatly in... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 44.95
A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide. This work employs a subset of preindustrial cities on many continents to answer questions archaeologists grapple with concerning the populating and growth of cities before industrialization. It further explores how scholars differently conceive and execute their research on the population... more...