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Village institutions in Egypt in the Roman to early Arab periods

Author: Micaela Langellotti; Dominic Rathbone
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020 ©2020
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 231.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This volume is the first to survey village institutions in Egypt during the first eight centuries AD, from the beginning of Roman rule to the early Arab period. Villages in the ancient Mediterranean world, in contrast to cities, have been little studied and the communal life of the majority rural population is ill understood. The rich evidence of the documentary papyri from Egypt, half of which come from village  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Micaela Langellotti; Dominic Rathbone
ISBN: 9780197266779 0197266770
OCLC Number: 1248689629
Description: viii, 193 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / MICAELA LANGELLOTTI and D. W. RATHBONE --
Police procedures and petitions in Roman Egypt : the role of village officials / ROBERTO MASCELLARI --
Private associations and village life in early Roman Egypt / MARIO PAGANINI --
Elders (presbuteroi) of the farmers and of the village in Roman Egypt: the cases of Bacchias and Karanis / SILVIA STRASSI --
The association of state farmers and its role in village administration in Roman Egypt / THOMAS KRUSE --
Record-offices in villages in Roman Egypt / MICAELA LANGELLOTTI --
Village or town: Did it matter for making wills in Roman Egypt? / MARIA NOWAK --
Private banks in villages of Roman Egypt / FRANÇOIS LEROUXEL --
Festivals and celebrations in the countryside / ANDREA JÖRDENS --
Fiscal institution or local community? The village koinon in Late Antiquity (4th-8th centuries) / LAJOS BERKES --
The monastery of Apa Apollo as landowner and employer / GESA SCHENKE --
'Great Men', churchmen, and the others: forms of authority in the villages of the Umayyad period / ARIETTA PAPACOSTANTINOU
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 231.
Responsibility: edited by Micaela Langellotti and Dominic Rathbone.


This is the first survey of village institutions in Egypt during this period and includes associations, local officials, banks record-offices, legal procedures, festivals and monasteries. The  Read more...


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