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Papyrology and the history of early Islamic Egypt [electronic resource] / edited by Petra M. Sijpesteijn and Lennart Sundelin.

Contributor(s): Sijpesteijn, Petra | Sundelin, Lennart.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Islamic history and civilizationStudies and texts: v. 55.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 270 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789047405474 (electronic bk.); 9047405471 (electronic bk.); 1433705850; 9781433705854; 9789004138865; 9004138862.Subject(s): Egypt -- History -- 640-1250 -- Sources -- Congresses | Electronic books | Egypt -- History -- 640-1250 | �Egypte -- Histoire -- 640-1250 -- Sources -- Congr�es | HISTORY | GeschiedbronnenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Papyrology and the history of early Islamic Egypt.DDC classification: 962/.02 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : papyrology and the study of early Islamic Egypt / Lennart Sundelin -- Papyrology and the utilization of Coptic sources / S.J. Clackson -- Two unpublished paper documents and a papyrus / Alia Hanafi -- L'apport sp�ecialement important de la papyrologie dans la transmission et la codification des plus anciennes versions des Mille et une nuits et d'autres livers des deux premiers si�ecles islamiques / Raif Georges Khoury -- O. Crum Ad. 15 and the emergence of the Arabic words in Coptic legal documents / Tonio Sebastian Richter -- Travel and trade on the river / Petra M. Sijpesteijn -- Documentary evidence for the early history of the Bar�id / Adam Silverstein -- Egyptian lexical interference in the Greek or Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt / Sofia Torallas Tovar -- Saw�irus ibn al-Muqaffa� and the Christians of Ummayyad Egypt : war and society in documentary context / Frank R. Trombley -- Town quarters in Greek, Roman, Byzantine and early Arab Egypt / K.A. Worp.
Summary: Annotation Tens of thousands of documents dating form the late Byzantine and early Islamic periods have been found in Egypt. These texts, written on papyrus and a variety of other materials, in Greek, Coptic Egyptian, and Arabic, offer a unique, but underutilized resource for the study of a society experiencing a profound transformation, this volume collects papers given at the conference "Documentary Evidence and the History of Early Islamic Egypt", including editions of previously unpublished Greek, Coptic, and Arabic documents, historical and linguistic studies which make use of documentary evidence, a discussion of the importance of Arabic literary papyri, and an introduction to papyrology and its relevance for the study of this period of Egyptian history.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : papyrology and the study of early Islamic Egypt / Lennart Sundelin -- Papyrology and the utilization of Coptic sources / S.J. Clackson -- Two unpublished paper documents and a papyrus / Alia Hanafi -- L'apport sp�ecialement important de la papyrologie dans la transmission et la codification des plus anciennes versions des Mille et une nuits et d'autres livers des deux premiers si�ecles islamiques / Raif Georges Khoury -- O. Crum Ad. 15 and the emergence of the Arabic words in Coptic legal documents / Tonio Sebastian Richter -- Travel and trade on the river / Petra M. Sijpesteijn -- Documentary evidence for the early history of the Bar�id / Adam Silverstein -- Egyptian lexical interference in the Greek or Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt / Sofia Torallas Tovar -- Saw�irus ibn al-Muqaffa� and the Christians of Ummayyad Egypt : war and society in documentary context / Frank R. Trombley -- Town quarters in Greek, Roman, Byzantine and early Arab Egypt / K.A. Worp.

Annotation Tens of thousands of documents dating form the late Byzantine and early Islamic periods have been found in Egypt. These texts, written on papyrus and a variety of other materials, in Greek, Coptic Egyptian, and Arabic, offer a unique, but underutilized resource for the study of a society experiencing a profound transformation, this volume collects papers given at the conference "Documentary Evidence and the History of Early Islamic Egypt", including editions of previously unpublished Greek, Coptic, and Arabic documents, historical and linguistic studies which make use of documentary evidence, a discussion of the importance of Arabic literary papyri, and an introduction to papyrology and its relevance for the study of this period of Egyptian history.

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