The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt [NOOK Book]

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Roman Egypt is a critical area of interdisciplinary research, which has steadily expanded since the 1970s and continues to grow. Egypt played a pivotal role in the Roman empire, not only in terms of political, economic, and military strategies, but also as part of an intricate cultural discourse involving themes that resonate today - east and west, old world and new, acculturation and shifting identities, patterns of language use and religious belief, and the
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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

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Overview

Roman Egypt is a critical area of interdisciplinary research, which has steadily expanded since the 1970s and continues to grow. Egypt played a pivotal role in the Roman empire, not only in terms of political, economic, and military strategies, but also as part of an intricate cultural discourse involving themes that resonate today - east and west, old world and new, acculturation and shifting identities, patterns of language use and religious belief, and the
management of agriculture and trade. Roman Egypt was a literal and figurative crossroads shaped by the movement of people, goods, and ideas, and framed by permeable boundaries of self and space.

This handbook is unique in drawing together many different strands of research on Roman Egypt, in order to suggest both the state of knowledge in the field and the possibilities for collaborative, synthetic, and interpretive research. Arranged in seven thematic sections, each of which includes essays from a variety of disciplinary vantage points and multiple sources of information, it offers new perspectives from both established and younger scholars, featuring individual essay topics, themes,
and intellectual juxtapositions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191626333
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 6/21/2012
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Christina Riggs is a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, having previously worked in museums in Cambridge, Manchester, and Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Author of The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt (Oxford 2005), Riggs studied at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Harvard Univeristy, before receiving her doctorate from Oxford University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction, Christina Riggs
Part 1: Land and State
1. Aegypto capta: Augustus and the Annexation of Egypt, Friederike Herklotz
2. Between Water and Sand: Agriculture and Husbandry, Katherine Blouin
3. Manufacture, Trade, and the Economy, Matt Gibbs
4. Government, Taxation, and Law, Andrea Jordens
5. The Roman Army in Egypt, Rudolf Haensch
6. The Imperial Cult in Egypt, Stefan Pfeiffer
Part 2: City, Town, and Chora
7. Alexandria, Marjorie S. Venit
8. Settlement and Population, Laurens E. Tacoma
9. Archaeology in the Delta, Penelope Wilson
10. The Archaeology of the Fayum, Paola Davoli
11. The Theban Region under the Roman Empire, Adam ?ajtar
12. Classical Architecture in Roman Egypt, Donald M. Bailey
13. City of the Dead: Tuna el-Gebel, Katja Lembke
14. The University of Michigan Excavation of Karanis (1924-1935): Images from the Kelsey Museum Photographic Archives, T. G. Wilfong
Part 3: People
15. Status and Citizenship, Andrea Jordens
16. Identity, Katelijn Vandorpe
17. The Jews in Roman Egypt: Trials and Rebellions, Andrew Harker
18. Families, Households, and Children in Roman Egypt, Myrto Malouta
19. Age and Health, Walter Scheidel, Myrto Malouta
Part 4: Religion
20. Religious Practice and Piety, David Frankfurter
21. Coping with a Difficult Life: Magic, Healing, and Sacred Knowledge in Roman Egypt, Jacco Dieleman
22. Egyptian Temples of the Roman Period, Martina Minas-Nerpel
23. Funerary Religion in Roman Egypt: The Final Phase of an Egyptian Tradition, Martin Andreas Stadler
24. Oracles in Roman Egypt, Gaelle Tallet
25. Isis, Osiris, and Serapis in the Roman Period, Martin Bommas
26. Imported Cults in Roman Egypt,, Gaelle Tallet and Christiane Zivie-Coche
27. Egyptian Cult: The Evidence from the Temple Scriptoria and Christian Hagiographies, Martin Andreas Stadler
28. Christianity, Malcolm Choat
Part 5: Texts and Language
29. Language Use, Literacy, and Bilingualism, Mark Depauw
30. Papyri in the Archaeological Record, Arthur Verhoogt
31. Latin in Egypt, T. V. Evans
32. Greek Language, Education, and Literary Culture, Amin Benaissa
33. Hieratic and Demotic Literature, Friedhelm Hoffmann
34. Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Roman Period, David Klotz
35. Coptic, Malcolm Choat
Part 6: Images and Objects
36. 36. Art without Artistsa A Textual Window on the Funerary Artists of Roman Egypt, Maria Cannata
37. 37. Portraits in Roman Egypt, Barbara E. Borg
38. 38. Terracottas, Sandra Sandri
39. 39. Pottery, Jennifer Gates-Foster
40. 40. Mummies and Mummification in Roman Egypt: Decline or Heydaya, Beatrix Gessler -Lohr
41. Nilotica and the Image of Egypt, Molly Swetnam-Burland
Part 7: Borders, Trade, and Tourism
42. Travel and Pilgrimage in Roman Egypt, Ian C. Rutherford
43. The Western Oases, Olaf E. Kaper
44. The Eastern Desert and the Red Sea Ports, Jennifer Gates-Foster
45. Between Egypt and Meroitic Nubia: The Southern Frontier Region, Laszlo Torok

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