Egypt After the Pharaohs 332 BC-AD 642: From Alexander to the Arab ConquestPaperback
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- Publisher: University of California Press
- Format: Paperback | 272 pages
- Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 17mm | 657g
- Publication date: 1 July 1996
- Publication City/Country: Berkerley
- ISBN 10: 0520205316
- ISBN 13: 9780520205314
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
"Egypt After the Pharoahs" treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative.
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Alan K. Bowman is Tutor of Roman History at Christ Church, Oxford.
"Bowman achieves a successful synthesis of the disparate papyrological and archaeological data in this eminently readable overview of the cultural traditions--social, political, economic, and religious--of Egypt from the arrival of Alexander to the ascendancy of Islam."--Robert S. Bianchi, "Religious Studies Review