Download E-books Social Networks in Byzantine Egypt PDF

By Giovanni Roberto Ruffini

Social community research maps relationships and transactions among humans and teams. this article used to be the 1st book-length program of this technique to the traditional global, utilizing the plentiful documentary facts from sixth-century Oxyrhynchos and Aphrodito in Egypt. Professor Ruffini combines a prosopographical survey of either websites with desktop analyses of the topographical and social networks of their papyri. He thereby uncovers hierarchical social constructions in Oxyrhynchos no longer found in Aphrodito, and is in a position for the 1st time to track the formation of the well-known Apion property. He may also use quantitative concepts to find the vital avid gamers within the Aphrodito social panorama, permitting us to work out earlier the kin of Dioskoros to find the significance of in a different way unknown figures. He argues that the obvious social transformations among Oxyrhynchos and Aphrodito actually symbolize various degrees of geographic scale, either current in the related social version.

Show description

Read or Download Social Networks in Byzantine Egypt PDF

Best Ancient Civilizations books

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

One man’s quest to discover the oldest Bible scrolls on the planet and discover the tale of the intense, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them. in the summertime of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira—archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber—showed up unannounced in London claiming to have came upon the oldest reproduction of the Bible on this planet.

Mediterranean In The Ancient World

This common reader's background of the traditional mediterranean combines an intensive clutch of the scholarship of the day with an nice historian's reward for inventive reconstruction and encouraged analogy. vast notes let the reader to understand thestate of scholarship on the time of writing, the dimensions and breadth of Braudel's studying and the issues the place orthodoxy has replaced, occasionally vindicating Braudel, occasionally proving him flawed.

The Ancient Mesopotamian City

City heritage starts off in historical Mesopotamia. during this quantity Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest towns which, for millennia, encouraged the remainder of the traditional international. the writer argues that the town made up our minds each element of Mesopotamian civilization, and the political and social constitution, economic system, literature, and humanities of Mesopotamian tradition can't be understood with out acknowledging their city heritage.

Additional info for Social Networks in Byzantine Egypt

Show sample text content

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 50 votes