Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt 2 Volume Hardback Set

Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt 2 Volume Hardback Set

by Willy Clarysse, Dorothy J. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521839335

ISBN-13: 9780521839334

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book consists of two closely related parts. Volume I publishes fifty-four Greek and Egyptian demotic papyri which derive from census and tax activities in Egypt of the third and second centuries BC. Volume II is an historical study, using these texts to analyze fundamental aspects of Ptolemaic Egypt. The salt-tax registers of P. Count. make possible an

Overview

This book consists of two closely related parts. Volume I publishes fifty-four Greek and Egyptian demotic papyri which derive from census and tax activities in Egypt of the third and second centuries BC. Volume II is an historical study, using these texts to analyze fundamental aspects of Ptolemaic Egypt. The salt-tax registers of P. Count. make possible an assessment of the fiscal policy of the new Macedonian pharaohs and an analysis of the population make-up in both ethnic and occupational terms. A demographic analysis of this material exploits the best information for family and household structure for the Western world before the fifteenth century. A constant theme throughout is the impact of the Greeks on the native population of Egypt. This is traced, for example, in cultural policies, in administrative geography, in the realm of stock-rearing and in the changing religious affiliations traceable through the names that parents gave their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839334
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies
Edition description:
2 Volume Set
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 3.03(d)

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