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

Author: Joseph Gilbert Manning
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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; Ptolemäer.; Ptolemäer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gilbert Manning
ISBN: 9780691142623 0691142629 9780691156385 0691156387
OCLC Number: 318585610
Description: xvi, 264 p. : ill., map ; 25 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 law shaping the law in a new state --
Conclusions --
Appendix: The trial record of the property dispute held at the Temple of Wepwawet in Asyut, Upper Egypt, 170 BC, before the local laokritai-judges.
Responsibility: J.G. Manning.

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