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The last pharaohs : Egypt under the Ptolemies, 305-30 BC

Author: Joseph Gilbert Manning
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contents of this book cover Egypt in the first millennium BC, the historical understanding of the Ptolemaic state, moving beyond despotism, economic planning and state banditry, shaping a new state, and much more.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ptolemaic dynasty; Ptolemaic dynasty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gilbert Manning
ISBN: 9780691156385 0691156387
OCLC Number: 798408475
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xvi, 264 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Egypt in the first millennium BC --
The historical understanding of the Ptolemaic state --
Moving beyond despotism, economic planning, and state banditry: Ptolemaic Egypt as a premodern state --
Shaping a new state: the political economy of the Ptolemies --
Creating a new economic order: economic life and economic policy under the Ptolemies --
Order and the law: shaping the law in a new state.
Responsibility: J.G. Manning.

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The contents of this book cover Egypt in the first millennium BC, the historical understanding of the Ptolemaic state, moving beyond despotism, economic planning and state banditry, shaping a new state, and much more.

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