By Christelle Fischer-Bovet

ISBN-10: 1107007755

ISBN-13: 9781107007758

this is often the single monstrous and up to date reference paintings at the Ptolemaic military. making use of Greek and Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, and construction on techniques built in state-formation concept, it bargains a coherent account of ways the altering buildings of the military in Egypt after Alexander's conquest ended in the improvement of an ethnically extra built-in society. a brand new tripartite department of Ptolemaic historical past demanding situations the assumption of sluggish decline, and emphasizes the reshaping of army constructions that came about among c.220 and c.160 BC according to adjustments within the nature of war, mobilization and demobilization, and fiscal constraints. An research of the socio-economic function performed by means of squaddies allows a reassessment of the cleruchic process and exhibits how squaddies' institutions generated interethnic workforce unity. by way of integrating Egyptian proof, Christelle Fischer-Bovet additionally demonstrates that the relationship among the military and native temples provided new methods for Greeks and Egyptians to interact.

Show description

Read or Download Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt (Armies of the Ancient World) PDF

Best ancient history books

Kendra Eshleman's The Social World of Intellectuals in the Roman Empire (Greek PDF

This booklet examines the position of social networks within the formation of id between sophists, philosophers and Christians within the early Roman Empire. club in each one type was once tested and evaluated socially in addition to discursively. From clashes over admission to school rooms and communion to development of the group's historical past, integration into the social textile of the group served as either an index of identification and a medium during which contests over prestige and authority have been performed.

Josh Levithan's Roman Siege Warfare PDF

Roman siege conflict had its personal constitution and customs, and expectancies either by way of the besieged and through the attacking military. Sieges tend to be taken care of through the innovations and applied sciences that attackers used, however the extra fruitful process provided in Roman Siege conflict examines the way in which a siege follows or diverges from ordinary narrative and operational plotlines.

Get Moving Romans: Migration to Rome in the Principate PDF

Whereas the significance of migration in modern society is universally stated, historic analyses of migration placed modern matters into standpoint. Migration is a phenomenon of all instances, however it can take many alternative kinds. The Roman case is of genuine curiosity because it offers a scenario within which the quantity of migration was once excessive, and the migrants in query shaped a mix of voluntary migrants, slaves, and squaddies.

Read e-book online Theatrocracy: Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for PDF

Theatrocracy is a booklet in regards to the strength of the theatre, the way it can impact the folk who event it, and the societies during which it really is embedded. It takes as its version the earliest theatrical shape we own entire performs from, the classical Greek theatre of the 5th century BCE, and provides a brand new method of realizing how historic drama operated in functionality and have become such an influential social, cultural, and political strength, inspiring and being inspired by way of progressive advancements in political engagement and citizen discourse.

Additional info for Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt (Armies of the Ancient World)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt (Armies of the Ancient World) by Christelle Fischer-Bovet

by Daniel

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 47 votes