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Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt : A Social History - Richard Alston

Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt

A Social History

Hardcover Published: 16th November 1995
ISBN: 9780415122702
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18 years old

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The province of Egypt provides unique archaeological and documentary evidence for the study of the Roman army. In this fascinating social history, Richard Alston examines the economic, cultural, social and legal aspects of the military career, illuminating the life and role of the individual soldier in the army.
"Solider and Society in Roman Egypt" provides a complete reassessment of the impact of the Roman army on local societies, and convincingly challenges the orthodox pciture. The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively well-integrated into local communities. The unsuspected scale of the army's involvment in these communities offers a new insight into both Roman rule in Egypt and Roman imperialism as well.

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"This remarkable historical book tells of the Roman army in Egypt from the times of Augustus to Diocletian...It is recommended for the serious interested student or schola.." -" The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt

List of maps, tables and figures
Introductionp. 1
The Army and the Provincep. 13
Recruitment and Veteran Settlementp. 39
The Legal Status of Soldiers and Veteransp. 53
The Army in Actionp. 69
The Army and the Economyp. 102
Karanis: A Village in Egyptp. 117
Diocletian and Afterp. 143
Conclusionp. 156
Appendix 1: Military Unitsp. 163
Appendix 2: The Archaeology of the Armyp. 192
Notesp. 208
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415122702
ISBN-10: 0415122708
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.51  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1