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From the Ptolemies to the Romans : political and economic change in Egypt

Author: Andrew Monson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book gives a structured account of Egypt's transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule by identifying key relationships between ecology, land tenure, taxation, administration and politics. It introduces theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and subjects them to empirical scrutiny using data from Greek and Demotic papyri as well as comparative evidence. Although building on recent scholarship, it offers
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Monson
ISBN: 9781107014411 1107014417
OCLC Number: 754716205
Description: xvii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. The political economy of Egypt; 2. Geography and population --
Part II. The Land-Tenure Regime: 3. The regionalism of land tenure; 4. The continuity of agrarian institutions --
Part III. Fiscal and Administrative Reforms: 5. Land taxation and investment; 6. Administration and redistribution --
Part IV. The Politics of Economic Change: 7. The impact of empire; 8. Conclusion.
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