Fragile Hierarchies: The Urban Elites of Third Century Roman Egypt

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BRILL, 2006 - History - 353 pages
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"Fragile Hierarchies" deals with the world of the urban elites of third century Roman Egypt. It discusses economic, social and demographic aspects of the position of the elites of the small towns that dotted the Nile. The work combines analysis of Greek papyri with modelling techniques used in ancient history. The first part of the book analyses patterns of urbanisation, property relations and their consequences for elite formation. The second part discusses demographic aspects, patterns of inheritance and their consequences for continuity and discontinuity. The central argument of the book is that a strong social and economic hierarchy occurred side by side with a dynamic pattern of elite renewal.
  

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Contents

Part One Chapter One Population and Urbanisation
21
Part One Chapter Two The Urban System
37
Part One Chapter Three The Distribution
69
Part One Chapter Four Elite Formation
115
An Hierarchical World
155
Part Two Chapter Two Elite Demography
163
Part Two Chapter Three Property Transmission
205
Part Two Chapter Four Continuity and Renewal
231
Conclusion
265
Appendix The Councillors of Oxyrhynchos
277
Conventions
325
Index of Places
339
Index of Subjects
350
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Laurens E. Tacoma (1967), Ph.D. in History, Leiden University (2003), is Lecturer in Ancient History at the Dept. of History of Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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