Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorAlan K. Bowman, Eugene Rogan

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From the Pharaohs to the United Arab Republic of the present day, Egypt's agriculture has been subject to very different forms of political power and organization. The papers in this volume draw on the abundant documentary and archaeological evidence to analyse and compare the patterns ofagricultural exploitation across historical periods (including Ptolemaic, Roman, and Ottoman times). Among important themes discussed are: the changing composition of agrarian elites, relationships between state, landholders and peasants, the impact of commercialization on the rural economy, technology, irrigation and water control, and changes in crop patterns and production. This volume's comparativist approach to the subject is crucial in crossing the linguistic and historical barriers between the different eras in Egypt's agrarian history.

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From the Pharaohs to the United Arab Republic of the present day, Egypt's agriculture has been subject to very different forms of political power and organization. The papers in this volume draw on the abundant documentary and archaeological evidence to analyse and compare the patterns ofagricultural exploitation across historical per...

Alan K. Bowman is at University of Oxford. Eugene Rogan is at St Antony's College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.65 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780197261835

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Alan K. Bowman and Eugene Rogan: Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern TimesChristopher J. Eyre: The Village Economy in Pharaonic EgyptSally L. D. Katary: Land Tenure in the New Kingdom: the Role of Women Smallholders and the MilitaryJ. G. Manning: Land Tenure Regime in Ptolemaic Upper EgyptDorothy J. Thompson: Irrigation and Drainage in the Early Ptolemaic FayyumDorothy J. Thompson: New and Old in the Ptolemaic FayyumJane Rowlandson: Agricultural Tenancy and Village Society in Roman EgyptMichael Sharp: The Village of Theadelphia in the Fayyum: Land and Population in the Second CenturyJairus Banaji: Agrarian History and the Labour Organisation of Byzantine Large EstatesTerry G. Wilfong: Agriculture among the Christian Population of Early Islamic Egypt: Practice and TheoryGladys Frantz-Murphy: Land Tenure in Egypt in the First Six Centuries of Islamic Rule (7th-12th Centuries C. E.)A. L. Udovitch: International Trade and the Medieval Egyptian CountrysideJames G. Keenan: Fayyum Agriculture at the End of the Ayyubid Era: Nabulsi's SurveyKenneth M. Cuno: A Tale of Two Villages: Family, Property and Economic Activity in Rural Egypt in the 1840sGhislaine Alleaume: An Industrial Revolution in Agriculture? Some Observations on the Evolution of Rural Egypt in the Nineteenth CenturyRoger Owen: A Long Look at nearly Two Centuries of Long Staple CottonNicholas S. Hopkins: Irrigation in Contemporary EgyptReem Saad: State, Landlord, Parliament and Peasant: the Story of the 1992 Tenancy Law in Egypt