Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure

Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure

by J. G. Manning, Joseph Gilbert Manning
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521819245

ISBN-13: 9780521819244

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

By revealing the dynamics between central and local power in Egypt, Joe Manning demonstrates that Ptolemaic economic power ultimately shaped Roman Egyptian social and economic institutions. His book offers a framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy, as well as the relationship between the new Ptolemaic economic institutions and

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Overview

By revealing the dynamics between central and local power in Egypt, Joe Manning demonstrates that Ptolemaic economic power ultimately shaped Roman Egyptian social and economic institutions. His book offers a framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy, as well as the relationship between the new Ptolemaic economic institutions and the ancient Egyptian legal traditions of property rights. Historians of Egypt and the Hellenistic world will welcome the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521819244
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps, figures and tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Units of measure; Maps; Part I. Issues and Historical Background: 1. Issues and methodologies; 2. The Ptolemaic state and its antecedents; Part II. Regional Case Studies of Land Tenure: 3. The land tenure regime in Upper Egypt; 4. The land tenure regime in the Fayyum depression; Part III. Interpretation: 5. The Ptolemaic state, the land tenure regime, and economic power; 6. The private transmission of land; 7. Conclusions; Appendices; List of references; Index of sources; General index.

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