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    DescriptionThousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw materials of writing to the languages used, from the history of papyrology to its future, and from practical help in reading papyri to frank opinions about the nature of the work of papyrologists. This volume, the first major reference work on papyrology written in English, takes account of the important changes experienced by the discipline within especially the last thirty years. Including new work by twenty-seven international experts and more than one hundred illustrations, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology will serve as an invaluable guide to the subject.


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    Title
    The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Roger S. Bagnall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 712
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199843695
    ISBN 10: 0199843694
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, LCO003000
    DC22: 091
    DC23: 091
    BISAC region code: 2.1.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHC, NHG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C-AA-E
    Illustrations note
    122 h/t, 10 line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Roger S. Bagnall is Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Professor of Ancient History at New York University.
    Review quote
    "The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology is a wonderful volume--a celebration of a vast and important discipline written by experts drawn from every part of it. This immense progress in our knowledge is laid out lucidly and presented in a very lively manner by a team of international contributors. The volume is well organized and well-indexed; its contents document a great broadening in the scope of papyrology over the past fifty years." --Richard Janko, Times Literary Supplement"This unique work goes beyond the chapter-long introduction in David Schaps's Handbook for Classical Research, providing practical advice on and approaches to fundamentals such as chronology, ancient hands, writing materials, and abbreviations, along with thematic chapters on topics such as education, geography, science/medicine, and specific time periods or regions. The chapters, contributed by more than two dozen scholars, are written by more than two dozen scholars, are written in an accessible style that will be welcome to students, while even experts will enjoy the extensive bibliographies and notes.... Faculty themselves may turn to this Handbook for its excellent distillation of the current status of the field. Highly recommended."--CHOICE
    Table of contents
    Contributors ; Figures ; Abbreviations ; Internet Resources ; Introduction, Roger S. Bagnall ; 1. Writing Materials in the Ancient World, Adam Bulow-Jacobsen ; 2. The Finds of Papyri, Helene Cuvigny ; 3. The History of the Discipline, James G. Keenan ; 4. Conservation of Ancient Papyrus Materials, Jaakko Frosen ; 5. Greek and Latin Writing in the Papyri, Guglielmo Cavallo ; 6. The Greek and Latin Languages in the Papyri, Eleanor Dickey ; 7. Abbreviations and Symbols, Nikolaos Gonis ; 8. Practical Help, Roger S. Bagnall ; 9. Editing a Papyrus, Paul Schubert ; 10. Archives and Dossiers, Katelijn Vandorpe ; 11. The Ancient Book, William A. Johnson ; 12. Papyrology and Ancient Literature, Timothy T. Renner ; 13. The Special Case of Herculaneum, David Sider ; 14. Education in the Papyri, Raffaella Cribiore ; 15. Mathematics, Science and Medicine in the Papyri, Alexander Jones ; 16. The Range of Documentary Texts, Bernhard Palme ; 17. The Multilingual Environment of Persian and Ptolemaic Egypt, Dorothy J. Thompson ; 18. The Multilingual Environment of Late Antique Egypt , Jean-Luc Fournet ; 19. Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt, Petra M. Sijpesteijn ; 20. The Papyrology of the Near East, Jean Gascou ; 21. Writing Histories from the Papyri, Todd M. Hickey ; 22. Geography and Administration in Egypt, Maria Rosaria Falivene ; 23. Law in Greco-Roman Egypt, Uri Yiftach-Firanko ; 24. Egyptian Religion and Magic in the Papyri, Willy Clarysse ; 25. Christianity in the Papyri, David G. Martinez ; 26. Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the Papyri, Cornelia Romer ; 27. The Future of Papyrology, Peter van Minnen ; Index