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The economies of Hellenistic societies, third to first centuries BC

Author: Zosia H Archibald; John K Davies; Vincent Gabrielsen
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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This selection of essays by key names in the field of ancient economies in the 'Hellenistic' age (c.330-30BCE), provides essential reading for anyone interested in the evolutionary building blocks of economic history in the eastern Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. Case studies look at management and institutions; human mobility and natural resources; the role of different agents - temples and cities, as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zosia H Archibald; John K Davies; Vincent Gabrielsen
ISBN: 9780191618314 0191618314 9780199587926 0199587922 1283348594 9781283348591
OCLC Number: 987307008
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xvi, 460 pages) : illustrations, cartes.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Contributors; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Jewish Subjects and Seleukid Kings: A Case Study of Economic Interaction; 3. Mobility and Innovation in Hellenistic Economies: The Causes and Consequences of Human Traffic; 4. Grain from Cyrene; 5. Some Aspects of Large Estate Management in the Greek World During Classical and Hellenistic Times; 6. The Impact of War on the Economy of Hellenistic Poleis: Demand Creation, Short-Term Influences, Long-Term Impacts; 7. Divine Financiers: Cults as Consumers and Generators of Value.
Responsibility: edited by Zosia H. Archibald, John K. Davies and Vincent Garielsen.

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This selection of essays by key names in the field of ancient economies in the 'Hellenistic' age (c.330-30BCE), provides essential reading for anyone interested in the evolutionary building blocks of economic history in the eastern Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. Case studies look at management and institutions; human mobility and natural resources; the role of different agents - temples and cities, as well as rulers - in enhancing resources and circulating wealth; thelevers exerted by monopolies and by disparate status groups, including slaves. An introductory essay summarizes the ope.

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