Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt: Volume 1, Population Registers (P. Count)

Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt: Volume 1, Population Registers (P. Count)

by Willy Clarysse, Dorothy J. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052183838X

ISBN-13: 9780521838382

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How did a new Egyptian dynasty cope with the problems of establishing rule in a country with a long history of developed administration? This volume publishes fifty-four Ptolemaic papyri from the Fayum and Middle Egypt, with English translations and extensive commentaries. Dating from c. 250-150 BC and written in either Greek or Egyptian demotic, the texts record

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How did a new Egyptian dynasty cope with the problems of establishing rule in a country with a long history of developed administration? This volume publishes fifty-four Ptolemaic papyri from the Fayum and Middle Egypt, with English translations and extensive commentaries. Dating from c. 250-150 BC and written in either Greek or Egyptian demotic, the texts record lists of adults, arranged by village, occupation and social group, and by household, together with the taxes paid on their persons, their livestock and trades. Volume I provides the documentary basis for the historical studies of Volume II, enabling it to reveal much about Hellenistic Egypt's taxation system, the occupational and demographic breakdown of the population, and relations between Greeks and Egyptians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521838382
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; Preface; List of abbreviations; List of conventions; Greek records including: salt-tax records, household records, tax-district records, tax-collectors records, list of occupations, list of ethnics and occupations, tax-exemptions records, taxpayers records, tax-registers; Bibliography; Indices.

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