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    DescriptionThis study captures the dynamics of the everyday family life of the common people in Roman Egypt, a social strata that constituted the vast majority of any pre-modern society but rarely figures in ancient sources or in modern scholarship. The documentary papyri and, above all, the private letters and the census returns provide us with a wealth of information on these people not available for any other region of the ancient Mediterranean. The book discusses such things as family composition and household size and the differences between urban and rural families, exploring what can be ascribed to cultural patterns, economic considerations and/or individual preferences by setting the family in Roman Egypt into context with other pre-modern societies where families adopted such strategies to deal with similar exigencies of their daily lives.

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    The Family in Roman Egypt
    A Comparative Approach to Intergenerational Solidarity and Conflict
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sabine R. Hubner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107011137
    ISBN 10: 1107011132

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
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    DC22: 306.85094563
    DC23: 306.850945632
    DC22: 306.8509456/32
    LC classification: HQ511 .H84 2013
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 b/w illus. 1 map 2 tables
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    31 August 2013
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    Author Information
    Sabine R. Huebner is Privatdozentin of Ancient History at Freie Universitat Berlin. She has published on the social and religious history of the Greek and Roman Mediterranean. Her previous work includes a monograph, Der Klerus in der Gesellschaft des spatantiken Kleinasiens (2005), a co-edited volume, Growing up Fatherless in Antiquity (with David Ratzan, 2009), and a forthcoming study on The Family in the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the 19th Century. She is also one of the general editors of the Encyclopedia of Ancient History (2012) with over 5000 articles in 12 volumes.
    Review quote
    '(An) absorbing study.' Ancient Egypt
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. Intergenerational solidarity and family support networks in cross-cultural perspective; 2. Household structures, marriage patterns and inheritance strategies; 3. Balancing benefits and obligations - parents and children over the life course; 4. Widowhood, remarriage and residence patterns; 5. Growing old in the household; 6. The patriarchal household and the incoming daughter-in-law; 7. Childless old age - the worst of all fates?; 8. Conclusions.