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A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt

A companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt / edited by Katelijn Vandorpe.
1st edition.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019.
Physical Description
xxxvi, 751 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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.
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Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt
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Online version: Companion to Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt. 1st edition. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2019
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February 23, 2022
Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Greco-Roman Egypt Explored. 1. Unique Sources in an Unusual Setting / Arthur Verhoogt
2. Modern Scholars at Work in a Digital and Multidisciplinary Setting / Mark Depauw, Dorota Dzierzbicka. Part II. Egypt as Part of a Globalizing World
3. The Last Pharaohs: The Ptolemaic Dynasty and the Hellenistic World / Anne-Emmanuelle Veisse
4. A Roman Province in the Eastern Mediterranean / Tomasz Derda
5. Egypt in the Byzantine World / Cornelia Romer
6. Life Portraits: Royals and People in a Globalizing World / Alexander Meeus. Part III. Governing a Country with a Past: Between Tradition and Innovation
7. The Ptolemaic Governmental Branches and the Role of Temples and Elite Groups / Joseph G. Manning
8. The Branches of Roman and Byzantine Government and the Role of Cities, the Church, and Elite Groups / Thomas Kruse
9. Policymakers in a Changing World / Bernard Legras
10. Taxation and Fiscal Reforms / Andrew Monson
11. Security and Border Policy: Army and Police / Christelle Fischer-Bovet, Patrick Sanger
12. Immigration, Globalization, and the Impact on Private Law: The Case of Legal Documents / Uri Yiftach, Katelijn Vandorpe
13. Life Portraits: People and their Everyday Papers in a Bureaucratic Society / Sofie Waebens. Part IV. Developing the Economic Strength of the Nile Country
14. Monetization of the Countryside / Sitta von Reden
15. Stimuli for Irrigation, Agriculture, and Quarrying / Colin Adams
16. Economic Growth and the Exploitation of Land / Peter van Minnen
17. Life Portraits: People at Work / Katelijn Vandorpe.
Part V. Identity in a Multicultural Environment
18. Social Identity and Upward Mobility: Elite Groups, Lower Classes, and Slaves / Sandra Scheuble-Reiter, Silvia Bussi
19. Ethnic Identity: Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans / Willy Clarysse
20. Ethnic Minority Groups / Sylvie Honigman
21. Family and Life Cycle Transitions / Jane Rowlandson
22. Gender Issues: Women to the Fore / Maren Schentuleit
23. Cultural Identity: Housing and Burial Practices / Anna Lucille Boozer
24. A Sound Body and Mind / Amin Benaissa, Sofie Remijsen
25. Life Portraits: People of a Multicultural Generation / Yanne Broux. Part VI. Traditional Religious Life Challenged
26. Cults, Creeds, and Clergy in a Multicultural Context / Katelijn Vandorpe, Willy Clarysse
27. A Successful Ruler and Imperial Cult / Stefan Pfeiffer
28. New Deities and New Habits / Franziska Naether
29. Egypt's Role in the Rise of Christianity, Monasticism, and Regional Schisms / Malcolm Choat
30. Life Portraits: People in Worship / Gwen Jennes. Part VII. Creative Minds in Theory and Praxis
31. Languages, Scripts, Literature, and Bridges Between Cultures / Sofia Torallas Tovar, Marja Vierros
32. Encounters Between Greek and Egyptian Science / Sydney H. Aufrere, Marie-Helene Marganne
33. New Architectural Practices and Urbanism / Berangere Redon
34. Creativity in Visual Arts / Martina Minas-Nerpel. Part VIII. Epilogue
35. The People of Greco-Roman Egypt: Quality of Life / Valerie Wyns, Katelijn Vandorpe
36. Egypt's Specificity and Impact on Hellenistic History / Brian McGing
37. Egypt's Specificity and Impact on Roman History / Michael A. Speidel
38. New Testament Studies / John S. Kloppenborg
39. New Voices and New Challenges / Rodney Art
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