Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.06.47
Alain Delattre, Papyrus coptes et grecs du monistère d'apa Apollô de Baouît conserveés aux Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire de Bruxelles. Bruxelles: Académie royale de Belgique, 2004. Pp. 351; pls. 60. ISBN 978-2-8031-0236-5. €30.00.
Reviewed by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Princeton University (email@example.com)
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In this book, begun as dissertation presented at the Université Libre in Brussels in 2004, Alain Delattre presents an edition of 60 Greek and Coptic documents originally from the Monastery of Apa Apollo of Bawit, now in the Royal Museums of Art and History at Brussels. Delattre offers detailed insights into daily life and business in one of Egypt's largest monasteries. Although reading documentary papyri may be acquired taste, I recommend the book warmly to all interested in monasticism and in the socio-economic history of the 7th and 8th centuries.
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