Sunday, October 26, 2008

Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt

The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World blog (Bill Caraher)

Read Quickly. The American Council of Learned Societies is making one of their humanities ebooks available to the public for one month only, after which it will only be available to subscribers. Women's Letters from Ancient Egypt, 300 BC-AD 800. eds. Roger S. Bagnall, Raffaella Cribiore, with contributions by Evie Ahtaridis (Ann Arbor 2008, 2006). Lots of really cool stuff in it. The letters on ostraca are particular striking.

4 comments:

George Stilwell said...

Andie,
I went to the link, but couldn't find a way to download the book.

Ray

Anonymous said...

Andie,

I went to the link,but couldn't find a way to download the book.

Ray

Andie said...

Sorry Ray - I'll look into it.
Andie

Andie said...

Hi Ray

I've re-read your comment and checked the website.

The book is available online for the next couple of weeks, but you can only read it online - you can't download it.

You can click on any of the links in the table of contents to read those pages. You cannot download the book because they only want to make it available for a short period. If they made it available for download this would presumably defeat the object because then there would be no incentive for potential purchasers to actually buy the book.

It seems like a good compromise. The publisher gives a period of access to the book so that potential buyers can see if it is of interest to them but then have to buy it if they want to have a copy of their own after the cut-off date.

I hope that that answers the question. It does all appear to be working well.

All the best
Andie