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Introduction

Micaela Langellotti and Dominic Rathbone

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides a overview of the state of research on rural institutions in the ancient world, with a focus on Egypt. It is divided in three main sections. The first section explores the ... More


Elders (Presbuteroi) of the Farmers and of the Village in Roman Egypt: The Cases of Bacchias and Karanis

Silvia Strassi

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the nature and role of the elders of the public farmers (presbuteroi georgon) and the village elders (presbuteroi komes) at Bacchias and Karanis in the first two centuries of ... More


The Association of State Farmers and Its Role in Village Administration in Roman Egypt

Thomas Kruse

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This paper examines the role of the state farmers, their organisation and changes as a village institution in Roman Egypt. Since the cultivation of public land in Roman Egypt constituted one of the ... More


Village or Town? Did It Matter for Making Wills in Roman Egypt?

Maria Nowak

in Village Institutions in Egypt in the Roman to Early Arab Periods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266779
eISBN:
9780191916069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266779.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines whether and in what ways legal practice differed in villages and metropoleis in Roman Egypt. A key question that will be asked if whether people living in villages and ... More


Introduction

Dalia M. Gouda

in Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167638
eISBN:
9781617978142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to understand the role played by social capital in irrigation water management generally, and in the recent ... More


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