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Hydrological Context

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter aims at providing a general overview of the hydrological context underlying the human settlement of the Nile Delta – and of the Mendesian Nome – from the Predynastic to the Arab periods. ... More


Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Katherine Blouin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may ... More


The Boukoloi Uprising1

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

During the second half of the second century AD, the northern Nile Delta was prey to troubles involving insurgents commonly known as the Boukoloi, from the Greek boukolos, ‘herdsman’. To date, this ... More


Introduction

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the subject, methodology, and organization of this book and sets it within the broader framework of scholarship on the Nile Delta, the agrarian economy of Hellenistic and ... More


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