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Overview

The Ancient Economy introduces readers to the nature of economic life in the ancient world, and provides a valuable guide to scholarly debates on the subject. The book describes and examines the economic processes and fluctuations of the ancient world, and shows how these relate to political and social change and conditions. Leading experts address the central issues, from agricultural production to the uses of money and the creation of markets. Taken as a whole the book exemplifies the range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the ancient economy, and illustrates the methodological approaches scholars have deployed to understand it. In doing so it draws on literary, ecological and archaeological evidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415941891
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/19/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note to the Reader
Abbreviations
Glossary
Maps
Introduction 1
1 The Economy (Economies) of Ancient Greece 11
2 Twenty Years after Moses I. Finley's The Ancient Economy 33
3 Traditional and Ancient Rural Economy in Mediterranean Europe: plus ca change? 53
4 Olive Production and the Roman Economy: The Case for Intensive Growth in the Roman Empire 71
5 Money and Mythic History: The Contestation of Transactional Orders in the Fifth Century B.C. 87
6 Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Subsistence: Exchange and Society in the Greek City 114
7 The Price Histories of Some Imported Goods on Independent Delos 133
8 The Ancient Economy and Graeco-Roman Egypt 155
9 Agricultural Products Transported in Amphorae: Oil and Wine 173
10 Rome, Taxes, Rents and Trade 190
11 Modernism, Economics and the Ancient Economy 233
12 Framing the Debate over Growth in the Ancient Economy 251
Intellectual Chronology 270
Guide to Further Reading 272
Index 279
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