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

Author(s): 
Papaconstantinou, Arietta
ISBN: 
9780754665366
Date published: 
August 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

The wealth of documentary sources preserved by Egypt's papyri makes the country a privileged observation ground for the study of ancient multilingualism. Papyri capture more linguistic registers than other ancient and medieval sources, ranging as they do from very private documents not meant by their author to be read by future generations, to official documents produced by the administration, which are preserved in their original form.