The Multilingual Experience in Egypt, from the Ptolemies to the Abbasids

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Arietta Papaconstantinou
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - History - 240 pages
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This collection of essays explores the wealth of Egyptian material, especially papyrological, for the study of multilingualism in historical societies. The book also gives a diachronic view of multilingualism in Egypt.
 

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Contents

Linguistic Identity in GraecoRoman Egypt
17
Bilingual Papyrological Archives
47
Coptic or Greek? Bilingualism in the Papyri
73
Multilingual Archives and Documents in PostConquest Egypt
105
Whats in a Sign? Translating Filiation in the Demotic Magical Papyri
127
Early Coptic Epistolography
153
Toujours honneur au grec? A propos dun papyrus grecocopte
179
An EighthCentury Bilingual Scribe?
221
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About the author (2010)

Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou is lecturer at the Universite Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France, and Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK

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