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L'Archivio di Senouthios Anystes e Testi Connessi

Lettere e documenti per la costruzione di una capitale

[The Construction of a Capital]

Ed. by Morelli, Federico

Series:Corpus Papyrorum Raineri XXX

    119,95 € / $137.99 / £109.00*

    Publication Date:
    July 2010
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    Aims and Scope

    The volume contains the edition of 32 Greek papyrus texts, together with a commentary and translation, from the recently identified Senouthios archive. It consists of correspondence between high-ranking officials from Hermopolites in the first years after the Arabic conquest of Egypt. The letters deal with the requisitions for the erection of the new Egyptian capital of al-Fustât (“Old Cairo”), and throw light on aspects which are otherwise scarcely documented, such as the relationship between Christians and Muslims, or the reaction of the population to the demands of the new rulers. A second volume is in preparation.

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    29.5 x 21.0 cm
    ix, 281 pages
    2 loose inserts: 23 plates. 1 folded map
    Type of Publication:
    Source Edition
    Egypt; Arabia; Late Antiquity; Senouthios Archive; al-Fustat
    Academics, Libraries, Institutes

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