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    Death and the family: widows and divorcees in Roman Egypt

    Pudsey, April (2011) Death and the family: widows and divorcees in Roman Egypt. In: Harlow, M. and Larsson Loven, L. (eds.) Families in the Roman and Late Antique World. The Family in Antiquity. London, UK: Continuum, pp. 157-180. ISBN 9781441174680.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This volume seeks to explain developments within the structure of the family in antiquity, in particular in the later Roman Empire and late antiquity. Contributions extend the traditional chronological focus on the Roman family to include the transformation of familial structures in the newly formed kingdoms of late antiquity in Europe, thus allowing a greater historical perspective and establishing a new paradigm for the study of the Roman family. Drawing on the latest research by leading scholars in the field the book includes new approaches to the life course and the family in the Byzantine empire, family relationships in the dynasty of Constantine the Great, death, burial and commemoration of newborn children in Roman Italy, and widows and familial networks in Roman Egypt. In short, this volume seeks to establish a new agenda for the understanding of the Roman family and its transformation in late antiquity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 08:16
    Last Modified: 22 May 2013 08:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6949

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