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The Ostraca of the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo, Egypt


Compiled by S. Kent Brown
The Ostraca of the Coptic Museum, written on pottery pieces, limestone flakes and wood, present the lives of ordinary people in their interactions with one another, and includes their economic and personal affairs. This volume is a catalog of the 1,127 ostraca in the museum.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-014-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 13
Publication Date: Oct 27,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 389
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-014-3
$179.00
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The ostraca of the Coptic Museum, written on pottery pieces, limestone flakes and wood, present the lives of ordinary people in their interactions with one another, including in economic and personal ways. This volume offers to researchers and savants the basic information for beginning a serious study of these non-literary texts.

The ostraca of the Coptic Museum, written on pottery pieces, limestone flakes and wood, present the lives of ordinary people in their interactions with one another, including in economic and personal ways. This volume offers to researchers and savants the basic information for beginning a serious study of these non-literary texts.

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Contributor Biography

S. Brown

S. Kent Brown retired from Brigham Young University in 2008 after teaching for thirty-seven years. He holds a BA in Classics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University. The author of more than 100 publications, Dr. Brown led a microfilming effort to film more than 1,500 Christian manuscripts in Cairo and Jerusalem.

Aida el-Sayed

  • Contents (page 5)
  • List of Abbreviations (page 7)
  • Introduction (page 9)
  • Acknowledgments (page 15)
  • The Descriptions (page 17)
  • The Plates (page 393)
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