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Prophets and Markets : the Political Economy of Ancient Israel

Author: Morris Silver
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1983.
Series: Social dimensions of economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Military victories over the Philistines and Syrians, receipts of tribute, and the collection of tolls from the control of trade routes together with the general revival of trade all contributed to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Silver
ISBN: 9789400974180 9400974183
OCLC Number: 851374559
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages).
Contents: 1 Introduction: Prior to the Eighth Century B.C.E..- I The Israelite Economy in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C.E..- 2 Specialized Production: Industry and Agriculture.- Pottery.- Woolen Textiles.- Wine.- Olive Oil.- Metalworking and Mining.- Residential Housing.- Agricultural Practices.- 3 Adaptations to Spreading Markets: Brands, Management, and Warehouses.- Jar-Handle Stamps, Brands, and Packaging.- Officer Seals and Hierarchic Firms.- The Samaria Ostraca and Warehouse Facilities.- 4 Transport: Routes, Costs, and Monopoly Power.- Highways.- Economic Importance of Land and Water Transport.- Israelite Expansion.- Judah Alone.- 5 The Economies of Israel's Neighbors.- 6 The Market for Factors of Production: Commercial Loans, Slavery, and Land Consolidation.- Commercial Loans.- Contractual Slavery.- Land Market.- 7 Living Standards: Consumer Durables.- Private Homes.- Possessions.- Dress.- 8 Living Standards: Diet.- Bread Consumption.- Meat Consumption.- Wine and Oil.- 9 Living Standards: Luxury Consumption.- Cultic Luxury Consumption.- Social Status: Genealogies and Mortuary Wealth.- Plastic Arts.- Performing Arts.- Gardens.- Large Families.- Education and Wisdom.- 10 Living Standards: Income Distribution.- II The Call for Social Justice: Priests, Prophets, Proverbs, and Psalms.- 11 The Prophets as Social Reformers.- 12 The Political Potency of the Prophets.- 13 Prophetic Symbols and Ambitions.- 14 The Joint Ministry of Priests and Prophets.- 15 Songs and Words of Social Justice.- III The Implementation of Social Reform.- 16 Three Cultural Revolutions.- The Program of Social Reform.- The Northern Origin of Deuteronomy.- The Assault on Ritual and Tradition.- 17 Cultic Reforms and Consequences.- 18 Socioeconomic Reforms and Consequences.- 19 Summary and Conclusions.- Appendix A: Markets and Entrepreneurs in the Ancient Near East.- Appendix B: Historical Evidence on the Relationship betweer Economic Growth and Land Consolidation.- References.
Series Title: Social dimensions of economics.
Responsibility: by Morris Silver.

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