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Bagnall, Roger S.

Works: 294 works in 999 publications in 6 languages and 19,188 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Church history  Guidebooks  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Honoree, Arranger, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: DT93, 932.022
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Most widely held works about Roger S Bagnall
Most widely held works by Roger S Bagnall
Egypt in late antiquity by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 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 )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 539 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
Hellenistic Egypt : monarchy, society, economy, culture by Jean Bingen( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 522 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
Greek historical documents : the Hellenistic period by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of papyrology by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 509 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. This book 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. It takes account of the important changes experienced by the discipline, especially within the last thirty years. -- Publisher description
Women's letters from ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800 by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 496 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
Early Christian books in Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past hundred years, much has been written about the early editions of Christian texts discovered in the region that was once Roman Egypt. Scholars have cited these papyrus manuscripts - containing the Bible and other Christian works - as evidence of Christianity's presence in that historic area during the first three centuries AD. In Early Christian Books in Egypt, distinguished papyrologist Roger Bagnall shows that a great deal of this discussion and scholarship has been misdirected, biased, and at odds with the realities of the ancient world. Providing a detailed picture of the social, economic, and intellectual climate in which these manuscripts were written and circulated, he reveals that the number of Christian books from this period is likely fewer than previously believed."--BOOK JACKET
Consuls of the later Roman Empire( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 367 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 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thousand years from Alexander to the Arab conquest in A.D. 641 are rich in archaeological interest and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin and other languages. But travelers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which concentrate on the pharaonic buildings. This book redresses the balance, with clear and concise descriptions related to documents and historical background that enable us to appreciate the cities, temples, tombs, villages, churches and monasteries of the Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique periods. Written by a dozen leading specialists and reflecting the latest discoveries and research, it provides an expert visitor's guide to the principal sites, many off the well-worn tourist paths. It also offers a picture of Egyptian society at differing economic and social levels. With a historical introduction, room-by-room tours of museums, specially commissioned plans of sites and buildings and over 100 other color and black-and-white illustrations, this book is a practical on-the-spot companion and armchair guide, bringing to life the splendors and curiosities of a little-known civilization
The administration of the Ptólemaic possessions outside Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 340 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 )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 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
An Oasis City by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amheida in its surroundings -- Amheida before the Romans -- The urban landscape during the Roman period -- Egyptian religion at Trimithis during the Roman period -- Christianity at Trimithis and in the Dakhla Oasis -- Economy and society in the Roman oasis -- Trimithis in the culture of the eastern Roman empire
Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostraka from Trimithis by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Egypt in late antiquity
Alternative Names
Bagnall, R. S.

Bagnall, R.S. 1947-

Bagnall, R. S. (Roger S.)

Bagnall, Roger.

Bagnall, Roger 1947-

Bagnall, Roger S.

Bagnall, Roger Shaler 1947-

Roger S. Bagnall Amerikaans n/a

Roger S. Bagnall historiador estadounidense

Roger S. Bagnall historien américain

Roger S. Bagnall US-amerikanischer Althistoriker und Papyrologe

Rogerius Shaler Bagnall

Shaler Bagnall, Roger 1947-

Reading papyri, writing ancient historyHellenistic Egypt : monarchy, society, economy, cultureThe Oxford handbook of papyrologyWomen's letters from ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800Early Christian books in EgyptEgypt from Alexander to the early Christians : an archaeological and historical guideEveryday writing in the Graeco-Roman EastChronological systems of Byzantine EgyptBarrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world