Later Roman Egypt: Society, Religion, Economy and Administration

1st Edition

Roger S. Bagnall

Published February 13, 2003
Reference - 332 Pages
ISBN 9780860788997 - CAT# Y232845
Series: Variorum Collected Studies


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Egypt, with its ever-growing wealth of evidence from the papyri, has in recent decades been one of the liveliest areas of scholarship on the later Roman Empire. This volume collects two dozen articles on the social, economic, and administrative history of Egypt by Roger Bagnall, whose book 'Egypt in Late Antiquity' has helped to bring this region and this evidence into the mainstream of historical debate. In these studies some of the main themes of his work are visible, in particular attempts to explore the possibilities for quantifying not only questions like the burden of taxation or the distribution of land-ownership, but more tantalizing and controversial matters like the rate at which the population of Egypt was Christianized.

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