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    The Demography of Roman Egypt (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past) (Paperback) By (author) Roger S. Bagnall, By (author) Bruce W. Frier, Foreword by Ansley J. Coale, Series edited by Richard Smith, Series edited by Jan De Vries, Series edited by Paul Johnson, Series edited by Keith Wrightson

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    DescriptionThe traditional demographic regime of ancient Greece and Rome is almost entirely unknown; but our best chance for understanding its characteristics is provided by the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt. These returns, which date from the first three centuries AD, list the members of ordinary households living in the Nile valley: not only family members, but lodgers and slaves. The Demography of Roman Egypt has a complete and accurate catalogue of all demographically relevant information contained in the returns. On the basis of this catalogue, the authors use modern demographic methods and models to reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. They recreate a more or less typical Mediterranean population as it survived and prospered nearly two millennia ago.


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    Title
    The Demography of Roman Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger S. Bagnall, By (author) Bruce W. Frier, Foreword by Ansley J. Coale, Series edited by Richard Smith, Series edited by Jan De Vries, Series edited by Paul Johnson, Series edited by Keith Wrightson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521025966
    ISBN 10: 0521025966
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC023000, SOC006000
    BIC subject category V2: JHBD
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC22: 304.60932
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC region code: 3.1.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC, JHBD, NHHA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    21 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Foreword Ansley J. Coale;1. The census returns; 2. The census returns as demographic evidence; 3. Households; 4. Female life expectancy; 5. Male life expectancy and the sex ratio; 6. Marriage; 7. Fertility; 8. Migration; 9. Conclusions; Catalogue of Census declarations; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.