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Introduction

Christina Riggs

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571451.013.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

Introduction

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This introductory article begins with a description of the seven parts of this book: Land and State; City, Town, and Chora; People; Religion; Texts and Language; Images and Objects; and Borders, Trade, and Tourism. It then presents a historical overview of Egypt under Roman rule followed by a discussion of Roman Egypt in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: Roman empire; Egypt; Roman rule

Article.  4048 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology

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