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The ancient economy

Author: M I Finley
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999.
Series: Sather classical lectures, v. 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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"To study the economies of the ancient world, one must begin by discarding many premises that seemed self-evident before Sir Moses Finley showed that they were useless or misleading. Available again, with a new foreword by Ian Morris, these sagacious, fertile, and occasionally combative essays are just as electrifying today as when Finley first wrote them."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M I Finley
ISBN: 0520219465 9780520219465
OCLC Number: 42811010
Description: xxxvi, 262 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword to Updated Edition / Ian Morris --
Some Dates for Orientation --
Map: The Roman Empire in the Second Century A.D. --
I. The Ancients and Their Economy --
II. Orders and Status --
III. Masters and Slaves --
IV. Landlords and Peasants --
V. Town and Country --
VI. The State and the Economy --
VII. Further Thoughts (1984).
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, v. 48.
Responsibility: by M.I. Finley ; with a foreword by Ian Morris.
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"To study the economies of the ancient world, one must begin by discarding many premises that seemed self-evident before Sir Moses Finley showed that they were useless or misleading. Available again, with a new foreword by Ian Morris, these sagacious, fertile, and occasionally combative essays are just as electrifying today as when Finley first wrote them."--Jacket.

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