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Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Micaela Langellotti and D. W. Rathbone


This volume is the first to survey village institutions in Egypt during the first eight centuries AD, from the beginning of Roman rule to the early Arab period. Despite the many studies of society and administration in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, there are no general studies of village institutions or communities in any one period, let alone in a long-term perspective, or integrated investigation of their relationship to the wider state. This volume, which represents a first response to fill this gap in the current scholarship, aims to demonstrate that Egypt is a particularly productive place t ... More

Keywords: village institutions, Egyptian rural society, Roman Egypt, Byzantine Egypt, Arab rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266779
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Micaela Langellotti, author
Lecturer in Ancient History, Newcastle University

D. W. Rathbone, author
Professor of Ancient History, King's College London