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Life in an Egyptian Village in Late Antiquity - Aphrodito Before and After the Islamic Conquest (Hardcover) Loot Price: R709
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Life in an Egyptian Village in Late Antiquity - Aphrodito Before and After the Islamic Conquest (Hardcover): Giovanni R. Ruffini

Life in an Egyptian Village in Late Antiquity - Aphrodito Before and After the Islamic Conquest (Hardcover)

Giovanni R. Ruffini

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Most ancient history focuses on the urban elite. Papyrology explores the daily lives of the more typical men and women in antiquity. Aphrodito, a village in sixth-century AD Egypt, is antiquity's best source for micro-level social history. The archive of Dioskoros of Aphrodito introduces thousands of people living the normal business of their lives: loans, rent contracts, work agreements, marriage, divorce. In exceptional cases, the papyri show raw conflict: theft, plunder, murder. Throughout, Dioskoros struggles to keep his family in power in Aphrodito, and to keep Aphrodito independent from the local tax collectors. The emerging picture is a different vision of Roman late antiquity than what we see from the view of the urban elites. It is a world of free peasants building networks of trust largely beyond the reach of the state. Aphrodito's eighth-century AD papyri show that this world dies in the early years of Islamic rule.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2018
Authors: Giovanni R. Ruffini
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 242
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-10560-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 500 to 1500
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology > Egyptian archaeology
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 500 to 1500
LSN: 1-107-10560-9
Barcode: 9781107105607

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