Reading Papyri, Writing Ancient History [NOOK Book]

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The recovery of vast quantities of papyri from the sand of Egypt has been a major new resource for the study of ancient history and literature. This book, written by one of the leading scholars in the field, examines the uses of papyrus in ancient societies, explains in

archaeological terms how this evidence has survived and evaluates its uses as an informative source for studying history.

Bagnall lucidly ...

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Overview

The recovery of vast quantities of papyri from the sand of Egypt has been a major new resource for the study of ancient history and literature. This book, written by one of the leading scholars in the field, examines the uses of papyrus in ancient societies, explains in

archaeological terms how this evidence has survived and evaluates its uses as an informative source for studying history.

Bagnall lucidly summarizes the nature of Greek papyrological evidence (International Journal of the Classical Tradition)

(Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

:o Religious Studies Review

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Editorial Reviews

American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 101, No. 2 (Apr., 1997), pp. 429-430 - Dominic Rathbone
It is a heartening celebration of the diversity and creativity of recent studies as well as a spur to critical thought about future directions. For those thinking of working in this field it will give an excellent idea of the choices they will have to make, the problems they will encounter, and the rewards that a well-planned project can garner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134870202
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Series: Approaching the Ancient World
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • File size: 653 KB

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