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The city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt

Author: Richard Alston
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The study of the city in Roman and Byzantine Egypt is illuminated by a large number of surviving texts. These allow us to reconstruct the social lives of Egyptians to an extent undreamt of for other provinces of the Empire. We are not, therefore, limited to a history of the public faces of cities, their inscriptions, and the writings of their elites, but can begin to understand what the transformations of the city
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Alston
ISBN: 0415237017 9780415237017 9780203469262 0203469267
OCLC Number: 45963052
Description: xvi, 479 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Map 1: The Delta --
Map 2: The Fayum and Middle Egypt --
Map 3: Upper Egypt --
Map 4: Southern Upper Egypt --
1. Introduction --
2. Cities and space --
3. Houses --
4. Streets, districts and neighbourhoods --
5. The city --
6. The city, region and world.
Responsibility: Richard Alston.
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After Egypt became part of the Roman Empire in 30 BC, Classical and then Christian influences both made their mark on the urban environment. This book examines the impact of these new cultures at  Read more...

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