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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Roger S. BAGNALL, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

Thousands 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.

Product Details
712 pages; 125 halftones; 6-3/4 x 9-3/4;
ISBN13: 978-0-19-517838-8
ISBN10: 0-19-517838-6

About the Author(s)
Roger S. Bagnall is Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Introduction, , Roger S. Bagnall
Useful Web sites

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 Frösén
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 Römer
27. The Future of Papyrology, , Peter van Minnen
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