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    DescriptionThis classic book by the doyen of papyrologists' describes the economy and society of Roman Egypt from the ground level up, using the testimony of papyri. The unique climate of Egypt has preserved tens of thousands of records, covering a period of some 4,000 years from 3000 BC to AD 1000. Focusing on just part of this period (30 BC to AD 285), this book offers the perfect introduction to the possible uses of such material. The author takes a thematic approach, discussing the various areas of daily life into which papyri offer unique insights. From the production of food, to works and days of Gods and Goblins' and rendering unto Caesar', Naphtali Lewis uses quotations from the sources combined with an encyclopedic knowledge of the cultural context to bring a seemingly obscure class of evidence to life. "Lewis's writing is masterful in the amount of knowledge displayed and brilliant in the clarity with which complicated subjects are discussed." - Michael Woloch, The American Historical Review.


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    Title
    Life in Egypt under Roman Rule
    Subtitle
    Classics in Papyrology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Naphtali Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780788505607
    ISBN 10: 0788505602
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAE, 3B
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 932.02
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932/.02, 932.02
    LC classification: DT61 .L646 1999
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHC, NHHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE, 1QBAR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3B
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    8 b/w pls
    Publisher
    HERITAGE BOOKS INC
    Imprint name
    HERITAGE BOOKS INC
    Publication date
    31 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Bowie