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THE ANCIENT ECONOMY: EVIDENCE AND MODELS (SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY)

J.G. Manning

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ISBN 10: 0804748055 / ISBN 13: 9780804748056
Published by Stanford University Press, US, 2005
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE ANCIENT ECONOMY: EVIDENCE AND MODELS (...

Publisher: Stanford University Press, US

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Historians and archaeologists normally assume that the economies of ancient Greece and Rome between about 1000 BC and AD 500 were distinct from those of Egypt and the Near East. However, very different kinds of evidence survive from each of these areas, and specialists have, as a result, developed very different methods of analysis for each region. This book marks the first time that historians and archaeologists of Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome have come together with sociologists, political scientists, and economists, to ask whether the differences between accounts of these regions reflect real economic differences in the past, or are merely a function of variations in the surviving evidence and the intellectual traditions that have grown up around it. The contributors describe the types of evidence available and demonstrate the need for clearer thought about the relationships between evidence and models in ancient economic history, laying the foundations for a new comparative account of economic structures and growth in the ancient Mediterranean world.

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"[This book] is an important and timely contribution to a growing field in the study of Mediterranean antiquity."?Canadian Journal of History

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