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Bagnall, Roger S.

Works: 297 works in 1,007 publications in 6 languages and 19,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps  Atlases  Records and correspondence  Gazetteers  Church history  Guidebooks  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other, Honoree, Translator, Arranger, Author of introduction, Creator
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Most widely held works about Roger S Bagnall
Most widely held works by Roger S Bagnall
Reading papyri, writing ancient history by Roger S Bagnall( )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable guide for students and teachers to using ancient documents in their work, which shows how the methodologies of anthropology, comparative history and statistics can fruitfully be used alongside more traditional tools
Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East by Roger S Bagnall( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world - that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution - has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that ordinary people - from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan - used writing in their daily lives far more extensively than has been recognized. Marshalling new and little-known evidence, including remarkable graffiti recently discovered in Smyrna, Bagnall presents a fascinating analysis of writing in different segments of society. His book offers a new picture of literacy in the ancient world in which Aramaic rivals Greek and Latin as a great international language, and in which many other local languages develop means of written expression alongside these metropolitan tongues
Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world by Richard J. A Talbert( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 99 full-color maps spread over 175 pages, the Barrington Atlas recreates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of more than 75 modern countries. Its large format (13 x 19 ins or 33 x 48 cm) has been custom-designed by the leading cartographic supplier, Inc., and is unrivalled for range, clarity and detail. Over 70 experts, aided by an equal number of consultants, have worked from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to return the modern landscape to its ancient appearance, and to mark ancient names and features in accordance with the most up-to-date historical scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, and no more than two standard scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to represent most regions. Since the 1870s, all attempts to map the classical world comprehensively have failed. This new initiative has finally achieved that elusive and challenging goal. It began in 1988 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, under the direction of the distinguished ancient historian Richard Talbert, and has been developed with approximately $4 million in funding support. The resulting Barrington Atlas is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should all find it essential, although it is not just for them. It is also for students, travelers and lovers of fine cartography, as well as for anyone eager to retrace Alexander's eastward marches, to cross the Alps with Hannibal, to traverse the Eastern Mediterranean with St. Paul, or to ponder the roads, aqueducts and defense works of the Roman Empire. For the new millennium the Barrington Atlas brings the ancient past back to life in an unforgettably vivid and inspiring way.--Publisher description
Egypt in late antiquity by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt in Late Antiquity brings together a vast amount of information pertaining to the society, economy, and culture of a province important to our understanding of the entire eastern part of the later Roman Empire. Focusing on Egypt from the accession of Diocletian in 284 to the middle of the fifth century, Roger Bagnall draws his evidence mainly from documentary and archaeological sources, including the papyri that have been published over the last thirty years. He deals with the natural and technological setting, the life of Greco-Roman cities and Egyptian country villages, family life, religion, language and literacy, and the distribution and uses of power. One dominant theme in this volume is the changing relationship between the cities and villages. Bagnall examines how the villages, which had been undergoing integration into the urban economies, were losing their internal structure and sense of community as the influence of local temples declined. He argues that in the fourth century Christianization and the development of Coptic allowed Hellenism to serve as a vehicle for a resurgent native culture, with the church providing new internal structure for the villages and new ties to the cities
Ostraka from Trimithis by Roger S Bagnall( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's letters from ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800 by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than three hundred letters written in Greek and Egyptian by women in Egypt in the millennium from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquest survive on papyrus and pottery. These letters were written by women from various walks of life and shed light on critical social aspects of life in Egypt after the pharaohs. Roger S. Bagnall and Raffaella Cribiore collect the best preserved of these letters in translation and set them in their paleographic, linguistic, social, and economic contexts. As a result, Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 B.C.-A.D. 800, provides a sense that these women's habits, interests, and means of expression were a product more of their social and economic standing than of specifically gender-related concerns or behavior."--Jacket
The demography of Roman Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) The traditional demographic regime of ancient Greece and Rome is almost entirely unknown; but our best chance for understanding its characteristics is provided by the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt. These returns, which date from the first three centuries AD, list the members of ordinary households living in the Nile valley: not only family members, but lodgers and slaves. The Demography of Roman Egypt has a complete and accurate catalogue of all demographically relevant information contained in the returns. On the basis of this catalogue, the authors use modern demographic methods and models to reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. They recreate a more or less typical Mediterranean population as it survived and prospered nearly two millennia ago
The Hellenistic Period : historical sources in translation by Peter Derow( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thousands of documents surviving on stone and papyrus help us to understand the complex society that took shape after the death of Alexander the Great. This book presents some of the most revealing of these documents in translation, allowing readers to form a direct impression of life in the Hellenistic world." "The book contains 175 documents capturing the political, social, economic and religious dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. It covers the entire Hellenistic world and draws extensively on the papyrus remains of the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt, which allow an unequalled depth of insight into daily life at every level of society."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of papyrology by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of texts, written over a period of three thousand years on papyri and potsherds, in Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, and other languages, have transformed our knowledge of many aspects of life in the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. This book provides an introduction to the world of these ancient documents and literary texts, ranging from the raw materials of writing to the languages used, from the history of papyrology to its future, and from practical help in reading papyri to frank opinions about the nature of the work of papyrologists. It takes account of the important changes experienced by the discipline, especially within the last thirty years. -- Publisher description
Hellenistic Egypt : monarchy, society, economy, culture by Jean Bingen( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic Egypt brings together for the first time the writings of the preeminent historian, papyrologist, and epigraphist Jean Bingen. These essays, first published by Bingen from 1970 to1999, make a distinctive contribution to the historiography of Hellenistic Egypt, a period in ancient Egypt extending from its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. until its annexation as a province of the Roman Empire by Octavian (later Augustus) in 30 B.C., after his defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Ruled by Ptolemaic kings during this period, Hellenistic Egypt was a sophisticated, rich, and fertile country. Its history is intimately bound up with the history of the Mediterranean as a whole, yet parts of that history remain relatively obscure and open to debate. New evidence, particularly from papyri, emerges frequently and shifts our understanding and interpretation of this significant time. For the last six decades Jean Bingen has been a leading editor and interpreter of such evidence. In particular his work on the Ptolemaic monarchy and economy, which illustrates how the Greeks and Egyptians interacted, has transformed the field and influenced all subsequent work. Historian and classicist Roger Bagnall has selected and introduced Bingen's most important essays on this topic
Greek historical documents : the Hellenistic period by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Christian books in Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past hundred years, much has been written about the early editions of Christian texts discovered in the region that was once Roman Egypt. Scholars have cited these papyrus manuscripts - containing the Bible and other Christian works - as evidence of Christianity's presence in that historic area during the first three centuries AD. In Early Christian Books in Egypt, distinguished papyrologist Roger Bagnall shows that a great deal of this discussion and scholarship has been misdirected, biased, and at odds with the realities of the ancient world. Providing a detailed picture of the social, economic, and intellectual climate in which these manuscripts were written and circulated, he reveals that the number of Christian books from this period is likely fewer than previously believed."--BOOK JACKET
Egypt in the Byzantine world, 300-700( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Ukrainian and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 4th to the 7th century, Egypt was part of the Byzantine Empire, and this volume stresses its connections to the wider Mediterranean world. But in the later years, Coptic emerged as a distinctive literary and religious culture. This book is accessible to a broad readership
Consuls of the later Roman Empire( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The administration of the Ptólemaic possessions outside Egypt by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of ancient history( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Unmatched in scholarship and diversity, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancient world. This work is written and edited by an internationally diverse team of editors and contributors. Provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history. Spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt
Egypt from Alexander to the early Christians : an archaeological and historical guide by Roger S Bagnall( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thousand years from Alexander to the Arab conquest in A.D. 641 are rich in archaeological interest and well documented by 50,000 papyri in Greek, Egyptian, Latin and other languages. But travelers and others interested in the remains of this period are ill-served by most guides to Egypt, which concentrate on the pharaonic buildings. This book redresses the balance, with clear and concise descriptions related to documents and historical background that enable us to appreciate the cities, temples, tombs, villages, churches and monasteries of the Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique periods. Written by a dozen leading specialists and reflecting the latest discoveries and research, it provides an expert visitor's guide to the principal sites, many off the well-worn tourist paths. It also offers a picture of Egyptian society at differing economic and social levels. With a historical introduction, room-by-room tours of museums, specially commissioned plans of sites and buildings and over 100 other color and black-and-white illustrations, this book is a practical on-the-spot companion and armchair guide, bringing to life the splendors and curiosities of a little-known civilization
Studies in Roman law in memory of A. Arthur Schiller( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Oasis City by Roger S Bagnall( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scattered through the vast expanse of stone and sand that makes up Egypt’s Western Desert are several oases. These islands of green in the midst of the Sahara owe their existence to springs and wells drawing on ancient aquifers. In antiquity, as today, they supported agricultural communities, going back to Neolithic times but expanding greatly in the millennium from the Saite pharaohs to the Roman emperors. New technologies of irrigation and transportation made the oases integral parts of an imperial economy. Amheida, ancient Trimithis, was one of those oasis communities. Located in the western part of the Dakhla Oasis, it was an important regional center, reaching a peak in the Roman period before being abandoned. Over the past decade, excavations at this well-preserved site have revealed its urban layout and brought to light houses, streets, a bath, a school, and a church. The only standing brick pyramid of the Roman period in Egypt has been restored. Wall-paintings, temple reliefs, pottery, and texts all contribute to give a lively sense of its political, religious, economic, and cultural life. This book presents these aspects of the city’s existence and its close ties to the Nile valley, by way of long desert roads, in an accessible and richly illustrated fashion."--
The Oasis papers 6 : proceedings of the sixth International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project by Dakhleh Oasis Project( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and has combined survey and excavation to collect an extensive range of geological, environmental and archaeological data which covers the last 350,000 years of human occupation. This latest volume in the Monograph series publishing the results of the Project contains 41 papers with a wealth of new research and significant discoveries, from Prehistory, through Pharaonic an
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Alternative Names
Bagnall, R. S.

Bagnall, R.S. 1947-

Bagnall, R. S. (Roger S.)

Bagnall, Roger.

Bagnall, Roger 1947-

Bagnall, Roger S.

Bagnall, Roger Shaler 1947-

Roger S. Bagnall Amerikaans n/a

Roger S. Bagnall historiador estadounidense

Roger S. Bagnall historien américain

Roger S. Bagnall US-amerikanischer Althistoriker und Papyrologe

Rogerius Shaler Bagnall

Shaler Bagnall, Roger 1947-

Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman EastBarrington atlas of the Greek and Roman worldEgypt in late antiquityWomen's letters from ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800The demography of Roman EgyptThe Hellenistic Period : historical sources in translationThe Oxford handbook of papyrologyHellenistic Egypt : monarchy, society, economy, culture