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This is the final published version of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Oxford University Press, 2020.

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This chapter provides an overview of the state of research on rural institutions in the ancient world, with a focus on Egypt. It is divided into three main sections. The first section explores the reasons behind the scholarly importance of studying village institutions in Egypt in the longue durée, from the early Roman to the Arab period. The second section includes a review of the most representative village studies of the ancient world and their key features and shows how this volume stands out from existing works. Finally, the last section examines the best-attested village institutions as they are investigated in the eleven papers of this volume.

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Author(s): Langellotti M, Rathbone DW

Editor(s): Langellotti, M; Rathbone, DW

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Year: 2020

Pages: 1-19

Print publication date: 20/08/2020

Acceptance date: 07/10/2019

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Place Published: Oxford


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ISBN: 9780197266779