Research Network

The research network studies aspects of the official administration of several ‘empires’ which flourished in the Near East and eastern Mediterranean from the first millennium BC to the first millennium AD, namely, the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, and Achaemenid empires, the Roman Empire (in particular in Egypt), and the emerging Muslim Empire in Egypt. Administrative practice will be investigated, as will the origins, social status and economic background of the officials in question.