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The economy of Late Achaemenid and Seleucid Babylonia

Author: Reinhard Pirngruber
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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In this book Reinhard Pirngruber provides a full reassessment of the economic structures and market performance in Late Achaemenid and Seleucid Babylonia. His approach is informed by the theoretical insights of New Institutional Economics and draws heavily on archival cuneiform documents as well as providing the first exhaustive contextualisation of the price data contained in the Babylonian Astronomical Diaries.  Read more...
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Pirngruber, Reinhard.
Economy of Late Achaemenid and Seleucid Babylonia.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017001502
(OCoLC)962005283
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reinhard Pirngruber
ISBN: 9781108163279 1108163270 9781316226766 131622676X 9781108162630 1108162630
OCLC Number: 974915689
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 249 pages)
Contents: The economy of Late Achaemenid and Seleucid Babylonia: state of the problem, methodology and sources --
Some key developments in first millennium Babylonia --
Land, labour and capital: the factors of production --
Price volatility and storage --
A price history of Babylonia, ca. 400-ca. 140 --
Historical events in a qualitative analysis.
Responsibility: Reinhard Pirngruber.

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This book devises an innovative way to analyse Babylonian commodity price data in its historical context using formal statistical analysis.  Read more...

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