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Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Katherine Blouin


Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may look like a slow process, but on a geomorphological scale, it is a rather fast one. How did human action contribute to this phenomenon? How did it happen? Why did it start around the Roman period? And how did it impact on ancient Deltaic communities? This book reflects on these questions by focusing on a district of the north-eastern Delta called the Mendesian Nome. The Mendesian Nome is one of the ve ... More

Keywords: Egypt, Nile Delta, Mendesian Nome, Mendes, Thmuis, environment, society, agrarian economy, fiscal policies, papyri

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Blouin, author
Associate Professor in Greek and Roman History, University of Toronto