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Bagnall, Roger S.

Works: 283 works in 941 publications in 7 languages and 18,406 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps  Atlases  Records and correspondence  Gazetteers  Church history  Guidebooks  Encyclopedias  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Honoree, Arranger, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: G1033, 912.38
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Most widely held works about Roger S Bagnall
Most widely held works by Roger S Bagnall
Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world by Richard J. A Talbert( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 99 full-color maps spread over 175 pages, the Barrington Atlas recreates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of more than 75 modern countries. Its large format (13 x 19 ins or 33 x 48 cm) has been custom-designed by the leading cartographic supplier, Inc., and is unrivalled for range, clarity and detail. Over 70 experts, aided by an equal number of consultants, have worked from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to return the modern landscape to its ancient appearance, and to mark ancient names and features in accordance with the most up-to-date historical scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, and no more than two standard scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to represent most regions. Since the 1870s, all attempts to map the classical world comprehensively have failed. This new initiative has finally achieved that elusive and challenging goal. It began in 1988 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, under the direction of the distinguished ancient historian Richard Talbert, and has been developed with approximately $4 million in funding support. The resulting Barrington Atlas is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should all find it essential, although it is not just for them. It is also for students, travelers and lovers of fine cartography, as well as for anyone eager to retrace Alexander's eastward marches, to cross the Alps with Hannibal, to traverse the Eastern Mediterranean with St. Paul, or to ponder the roads, aqueducts and defense works of the Roman Empire. For the new millennium the Barrington Atlas brings the ancient past back to life in an unforgettably vivid and inspiring way.--Publisher description
Egypt in late antiquity by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt in Late Antiquity brings together a vast amount of information pertaining to the society, economy, and culture of a province important to our understanding of the entire eastern part of the later Roman Empire. Focusing on Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in 284 to the middle of the fifth century, Roger Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from documentary and archaeological sources, including the papyri that have been published over the last thirty years. He deals with the natural and technological setting, the life of Greco-Roman cities and Egyptian country villages, family life, religion, language and literacy, and the distribution and uses of power. One dominant theme in this volume is the changing relationship between the cities and villages. Bagnall examines how the villages, which had been undergoing integration into the urban economies, were losing their internal structure and sense of community as the influence of local temples declined. He argues that in the fourth century Christianization and the development of Coptic allowed Hellenism to serve as a vehicle for a resurgent native culture, with the church providing new internal structure for the villages and new ties to the cities
Reading papyri, writing ancient history by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable guide for students and teachers to using ancient documents in their work, which shows how the methodologies of anthropology, comparative history and statistics can fruitfully be used alongside more traditional tools
Greek historical documents : the Hellenistic period by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic Egypt : monarchy, society, economy, culture by Jean Bingen( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic Egypt brings together for the first time the writings of the preeminent historian, papyrologist, and epigraphist Jean Bingen. These essays, first published by Bingen from 1970 to1999, make a distinctive contribution to the historiography of Hellenistic Egypt, a period in ancient Egypt extending from its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. until its annexation as a province of the Roman Empire by Octavian (later Augustus) in 30 B.C., after his defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Ruled by Ptolemaic kings during this period, Hellenistic Egypt was a sophisticated, rich, and fertile country. Its history is intimately bound up with the history of the Mediterranean as a whole, yet parts of that history remain relatively obscure and open to debate. New evidence, particularly from papyri, emerges frequently and shifts our understanding and interpretation of this significant time. For the last six decades Jean Bingen has been a leading editor and interpreter of such evidence. In particular his work on the Ptolemaic monarchy and economy, which illustrates how the Greeks and Egyptians interacted, has transformed the field and influenced all subsequent work. Historian and classicist Roger Bagnall has selected and introduced Bingen's most important essays on this topic
Women's letters from ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800 by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than three hundred letters written in Greek and Egyptian by women in Egypt in the millennium from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquest survive on papyrus and pottery. These letters were written by women from various walks of life and shed light on critical social aspects of life in Egypt after the pharaohs. Roger S. Bagnall and Raffaella Cribiore collect the best preserved of these letters in translation and set them in their paleographic, linguistic, social, and economic contexts. As a result, Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 B.C.-A.D. 800, provides a sense that these women's habits, interests, and means of expression were a product more of their social and economic standing than of specifically gender-related concerns or behavior."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of papyrology by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw materials of writing to the languages used, from the history of papyrology to its future, and from practical help in reading papyri to frank opinions about the nature of the work of papyrologists. --from publisher description
The demography of Roman Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) The traditional demographic regime of ancient Greece and Rome is almost entirely unknown; but our best chance for understanding its characteristics is provided by the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt. These returns, which date from the first three centuries AD, list the members of ordinary households living in the Nile valley: not only family members, but lodgers and slaves. The Demography of Roman Egypt has a complete and accurate catalogue of all demographically relevant information contained in the returns. On the basis of this catalogue, the authors use modern demographic methods and models to reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. They recreate a more or less typical Mediterranean population as it survived and prospered nearly two millennia ago
Early Christian books in Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic Period : historical sources in translation by Peter Derow( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thousands of documents surviving on stone and papyrus help us to understand the complex society that took shape after the death of Alexander the Great. This book presents some of the most revealing of these documents in translation, allowing readers to form a direct impression of life in the Hellenistic world." "The book contains 175 documents capturing the political, social, economic and religious dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. It covers the entire Hellenistic world and draws extensively on the papyrus remains of the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt, which allow an unequalled depth of insight into daily life at every level of society."--Jacket
Egypt in the Byzantine world, 300-700( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 4th to the 7th century, Egypt was part of the Byzantine Empire, and this volume stresses its connections to the wider Mediterranean world. But in the later years, Coptic emerged as a distinctive literary and religious culture. This book is accessible to a broad readership
Consuls of the later Roman Empire( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt from Alexander to the early Christians : an archaeological and historical guide by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The administration of the Ptólemaic possessions outside Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world - that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution - has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that ordinary people - from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan - used writing in their daily lives far more extensively than has been recognized. Marshalling new and little-known evidence, including remarkable graffiti recently discovered in Smyrna, Bagnall presents a fascinating analysis of writing in different segments of society. His book offers a new picture of literacy in the ancient world in which Aramaic rivals Greek and Latin as a great international language, and in which many other local languages develop means of written expression alongside these metropolitan tongues
Studies in Roman law in memory of A. Arthur Schiller( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronological systems of Byzantine Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egypt is the richest source of primary documents for the economy, society and everyday life of the late antique Mediterranean world. Its thousands of papyri provide insight into aspects and topics ignored by ancient authors. This handbook is an indispensable tool in navigating these documents, which use a host of complex systems to date legal transactions. Extensive tables and lists help the reader understand the use of consulates, the indiction of cycle, eras, and dates by imperial reigns. Other formal aspects of the documents, including Christian invocations and sworn oaths, are also fully covered."--Jacket
Hellenistic and Roman Egypt : sources and approaches by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second collection by Roger Bagnall brings together a further two dozen of his studies, this time covering Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt, published over the last thirty years. Many of the articles deal with issues of historical and papyrological method: the restoration of papyrus texts, the direction of archaeological work in Egypt, economic models for Roman Egypt, the usefulness of postcolonial theory, and approaches to the defective literary tradition for the Library of Alexandria. Others concentrate on particular bodies of evidence, ranging from inscriptions to ascetic literature, from registers to women's letters
The encyclopedia of ancient history( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Unmatched in scholarship and diversity, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancient world. This work is written and edited by an internationally diverse team of editors and contributors. Provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history. Spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt
Ostraka from Trimithis by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during NYU's excavations at Amheida in the western desert of Egypt. The majority date to the Late Roman period (3rd to 4th century AD), a time of rapid social change in Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean generally. Amheida was a small administrative center, and the full publication of these brief texts illuminates the role of writing in the daily lives of its inhabitants. The subjects covered by the Amheida ostraka include the distribution of food, the administration of wells, the commercial lives of inhabitants, their ed
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Alternative Names
Bagnall, R. S.

Bagnall, R.S. 1947-

Bagnall, R. S. (Roger S.)

Bagnall, Roger.

Bagnall, Roger S.

Bagnall, Roger Shaler 1947-

Roger S. Bagnall Amerikaans n/a

Roger S. Bagnall US-amerikanischer Althistoriker und Papyrologe

Rogerius Shaler Bagnall

Shaler Bagnall, Roger 1947-

Egypt in late antiquityReading papyri, writing ancient historyHellenistic Egypt : monarchy, society, economy, cultureWomen's letters from ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800The Oxford handbook of papyrologyThe demography of Roman EgyptEarly Christian books in EgyptThe Hellenistic Period : historical sources in translation