The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt by Christina RiggsThe Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt by Christina Riggs

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

EditorChristina Riggs

Hardcover | June 29, 2012

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Roman Egypt is a critical area of interdisciplinary research, which has steadily expanded since the 1970s and continues to grow. Egypt played a pivotal role in the Roman empire, not only in terms of political, economic, and military strategies, but also as part of an intricate culturaldiscourse involving themes that resonate today - east and west, old world and new, acculturation and shifting identities, patterns of language use and religious belief, and the management of agriculture and trade. Roman Egypt was a literal and figurative crossroads shaped by the movement of people,goods, and ideas, and framed by permeable boundaries of self and space.This handbook is unique in drawing together many different strands of research on Roman Egypt, in order to suggest both the state of knowledge in the field and the possibilities for collaborative, synthetic, and interpretive research. Arranged in seven thematic sections, each of which includesessays from a variety of disciplinary vantage points and multiple sources of information, it offers new perspectives from both established and younger scholars, featuring individual essay topics, themes, and intellectual juxtapositions.
Christina Riggs is a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, having previously worked in museums in Cambridge, Manchester, and Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Author of The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt (Oxford 2005), Riggs studied at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Roman EgyptFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pagesPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of ContributorsAbbreviationsIntroduction, Christina RiggsPart 1: Land and State1. Friederike Herklotz: Aegypto capta: Augustus and the Annexation of Egypt2. Katherine Blouin: Between Water and Sand: Agriculture and Husbandry3. Matt Gibbs: Manufacture, Trade, and the Economy4. Andrea Jordens: Government, Taxation, and Law5. Rudolf Haensch: The Roman Army in Egypt6. Stefan Pfeiffer: The Imperial Cult in EgyptPart 2: City, Town, and Chora7. Marjorie S. Venit: Alexandria8. Laurens E. Tacoma: Settlement and Population9. Penelope Wilson: Archaeology in the Delta10. Paola Davoli: The Archaeology of the Fayum11. Adam ?ajtar: The Theban Region under the Roman Empire12. Donald M. Bailey: Classical Architecture in Roman Egypt13. Katja Lembke: City of the Dead: Tuna el-Gebel14. T. G. Wilfong: The University of Michigan Excavation of Karanis (1924-1935): Images from the Kelsey Museum Photographic ArchivesPart 3: People15. Andrea Jordens: Status and Citizenship16. Katelijn Vandorpe: Identity17. Andrew Harker: The Jews in Roman Egypt: Trials and Rebellions18. Myrto Malouta: Families, Households, and Children in Roman Egypt19. Myrto Malouta: Age and Health, Walter ScheidelPart 4: Religion20. David Frankfurter: Religious Practice and Piety21. Jacco Dieleman: Coping with a Difficult Life: Magic, Healing, and Sacred Knowledge in Roman Egypt22. Martina Minas-Nerpel: Egyptian Temples of the Roman Period23. Martin Andreas Stadler: Funerary Religion in Roman Egypt: The Final Phase of an Egyptian Tradition24. Gaelle Tallet: Oracles in Roman Egypt25. Martin Bommas: Isis, Osiris, and Serapis in the Roman Period26. Gaelle Tallet and Christiane Zivie-Coche: Imported Cults in Roman Egypt,27. Martin Andreas Stadler: Egyptian Cult: The Evidence from the Temple Scriptoria and Christian Hagiographies28. Malcolm Choat: ChristianityPart 5: Texts and Language29. Mark Depauw: Language Use, Literacy, and Bilingualism30. Arthur Verhoogt: Papyri in the Archaeological Record31. T. V. Evans: Latin in Egypt32. Amin Benaissa: Greek Language, Education, and Literary Culture33. Friedhelm Hoffmann: Hieratic and Demotic Literature34. David Klotz: Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Roman Period35. Malcolm Choat: CopticPart 6: Images and Objects36. 36. Art without Artistsa A Textual Window on the Funerary Artists of Roman Egypt, Maria Cannata37. 37. Portraits in Roman Egypt, Barbara E. Borg38. 38. Terracottas, Sandra Sandri39. 39. Pottery, Jennifer Gates-Foster40. 40. Mummies and Mummification in Roman Egypt: Decline or Heydaya, Beatrix Gessler -Lohr41. Molly Swetnam-Burland: Nilotica and the Image of EgyptPart 7: Borders, Trade, and Tourism42. Ian C. Rutherford: Travel and Pilgrimage in Roman Egypt43. Olaf E. Kaper: The Western Oases44. Jennifer Gates-Foster: The Eastern Desert and the Red Sea Ports45. Laszlo Torok: Between Egypt and Meroitic Nubia: The Southern Frontier Region