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Exchange Relationships at Ugarit
     

Exchange Relationships at Ugarit

by K Mcgeough
 

Excavations at Late Bronze Age Ugarit (in Syria) have provided a wealth of information about economic activities within the city itself and in the Eastern Mediterranean more generally. This volume explores how economic agents in and around Ugarit operated in different exchange networks and how elite actors could gain power by operating across more than one network.

Overview

Excavations at Late Bronze Age Ugarit (in Syria) have provided a wealth of information about economic activities within the city itself and in the Eastern Mediterranean more generally. This volume explores how economic agents in and around Ugarit operated in different exchange networks and how elite actors could gain power by operating across more than one network. By applying a Network-based model to both the textual and the archaeological data from the site of Ugarit, economic activities at the site are reconstructed in this volume. The textual evidence is investigated in detail, with special attention paid to the alphabetic economic texts and associated vocabulary. The archaeological evidence is examined seperately and both types of data are then used in tandem to reconstruct ancient economic relationships at Ugarit. This volume is of interest not only to specialists in Ugarit and Ancient Syria but to any scholar interested in exploring new methods for understanding ancient economic relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042919358
Publisher:
Peeters Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series , #26
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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