ï~~Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 46 (2009) 297-298 American Studies in Papyrology The following new and forthcoming volumes can be ordered from Oxbow Books and the David Brown Book Co. (http://www.oxbowbooks.com). ASP 43, It is Our Father Who Writes: Orders from the Monastery of Apollo at Bawit, ed. Sarah J. Clackson, Editions of 91 papyri, all but 13 of which are published for the first time; most texts are in Coptic. The texts concern the day-to-day administration of an Egyptian monastery in the eighth century CE. The central core consists of orders issued from a monastic superior to various subordinates, with some 71 orders beginning with the formula "it is our father who writes to his son." The requisite indices and a bibliography complete the volume. ISBN 978-0-9700591-5-4 November 2008, $50.00 ASP 46, Monastic Estates in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt: Ostraca, Papyri, and Studies in Honour of Sarah Clackson, ed. Anne Boud'hors, James Clackson, Catherine Louis, and Petra Sijpesteijn. This rich and varied volume presents papers given at the symposium in 2004 that honored Sarah Clackson's memory ("The Administration of Monastic Estates in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt"), plus four additional papers. A complete bibliography for Sarah Clackson and an essay examining her formative role in Coptic Studies up to the time of her premature death precede the editions of previously unpublished ostraca and papyri, or revised and expanded editions of previously published items (O.Clackson 1-34 and P Clackson 35-50); nine essays follow, addressing socio-economic and religious issues impacting the monastic communities. The volume concludes with the requisite indices and images of the ostraca and papyri. ISBN 978-0-9700591-8-5 September 2009, $69.95 ASP 47, In Pursuit of Invisibility: Ritual Texts from Late Roman Egypt, by Richard Phillips. A close examination of invisibility in the context of the Graeco-Roman world, from the role invisibility enjoys as a literary motif to the ritual spells whose logos and praxis in magic papyri promise the individual that he will move about unseen by others. Following the six chapters investigating invis
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