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|Named Person:||Ptolemaic dynasty; Ptolemaic dynasty|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph Gilbert Manning
|Notes:||"Third printing, and first paperback printing, 2012."|
|Description:||xvi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 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.
"Manning's book is one of the most thought-provoking studies on the Hellenistic world to have appeared for quite some time, and it will be essential reading for anyone concerned with this remarkable