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Published in six volumes between 1894 and 1905, this collection served as a valuable reference work for students and scholars of Egyptology at a time when ongoing archaeological excavations were adding significantly to the understanding of one of the world's oldest civilisations. At the forefront of this research was Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942), whose pioneering methods made Near Eastern archaeology a much more systematic and scientific discipline. Many of his other publications are also reissued in this series. Britain's first professor of Egyptology from 1892, Petrie was conscious of the fact that there was no textbook he could recommend to his students. The work of Weidemann was in German and out of date, so Petrie and his collaborators incorporated the latest theories and discoveries in this English-language resource. Volume 5 (1898), written by Joseph Grafton Milne (1867–1951), covers the period of Roman rule from 30 BCE to 642 CE.
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- Date Published: October 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108065689
- length: 282 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.36kg
- contains: 143 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The organisation of Egypt under the Romans
2. The first century of Roman rule in Egypt
3. A century of prosperity
4. The decay of the provincial system
5. The struggle between the state and the church
6. Establishment of the supremacy of the Christian church
7. Union of the temporal and religious power
8. The revenues of taxation of Egypt
9. Religious institutions
10. Life in the towns and villages of Egypt
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