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Petitions, litigation, and social control in Roman Egypt

Author: Benjamin Kelly
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford studies in ancient documents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the analysis of legal documents surviving on papyrus such as petitions, reports of court proceedings & letters, this text examines the contribution that petitioning & litigation made to the maintenance of the social order in Roman Egypt between 30 BC & AD 284, & focuses on how the legal system achieved its formal goals.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Kelly, Benjamin.
Petitions, litigation, and social control in Roman Egypt.
2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Kelly
ISBN: 9780191731525 0191731528
OCLC Number: 939962811
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 427 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; NOTES FOR READERS ; GLOSSARY ; MAPS ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Petitions and Social History ; 3. Legal Control in Roman Egypt ; 4. Who used the justice system? ; 5. Political Ideologies in the Legal Realm ; 6. Hierarchy and Group Solidarity ; 7. Private Dispute Resolution and the Shadow of the Law ; 8. Vexatious and Vexing Litigation ; 9. Conclusion ; APPENDIX I: PETITIONS INVOLVING DISPUTES ; APPENDIX II: PETITIONS WITHOUT DISPUTES ; APPENDIX III: REPORTS OF PROCEEDINGS ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford studies in ancient documents.
Responsibility: Benjamin Kelly.
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