Egypt from Alexander to the Early Christians: An Archaeological and Historical Guide

Egypt from Alexander to the Early Christians: An Archaeological and Historical Guide

by Roger Bagnall, Dominic W Rathbone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892367962

ISBN-13: 9780892367962

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Getty Publications


The thousand years of Egyptian history from the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. to the Arab conquest in A.D. 641 are rich in archaeological evidence and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin, and other languages. However, travelers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which…  See more details below

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The thousand years of Egyptian history from the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. to the Arab conquest in A.D. 641 are rich in archaeological evidence and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin, and other languages. However, travelers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which concentrate on the pharaonic buildings. The dozen leading experts who have contributed to this volume redress the imbalance with clear and concise presentations of the history and documentary evidence from the Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique periods, enabling the reader to appreciate the fascinating cities, temples, churches, and tombs from these later periods.
With specially commissioned plans of sites and buildings and room-by-room tours of museums, this book is both a tourist's companion to the principal sites and an armchair guide to the splendors of a little-known and culturally diverse civilization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892367962
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1General introduction
2Alexandria, the delta and northern Sinai
3The Memphite region
4Christian monasticism and pilgrimage in Northern Egypt
5The Fayyum
6Middle Egypt
7The Theban region
8Upper Egypt
9The western oases
10The eastern desert

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