The Seleukid Royal Economy: The Finances and Financial Administration of the Seleukid Empire

The Seleukid Royal Economy: The Finances and Financial Administration of the Seleukid Empire

by G. G. Aperghis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521837073

ISBN-13: 9780521837071

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Seleukid empire, the principal successor-state of the empire of Alexander the Great, endured for over 200 years and extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the borders of India at its peak. This wide-ranging study of the economy of the empire reveals how the rulers exploited their lands and subjects, undertook the building of cities, introduced coinage, financed

Overview

The Seleukid empire, the principal successor-state of the empire of Alexander the Great, endured for over 200 years and extended from the Mediterranean Sea to the borders of India at its peak. This wide-ranging study of the economy of the empire reveals how the rulers exploited their lands and subjects, undertook the building of cities, introduced coinage, financed their armies and administration and managed their finances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521837071
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Preliminaries: 1. Sources and methods; 2. Historical summary; 3. The posing of a problem; Part II. The Underlying Economy: 4. Geography and population; 5. Production and exchange; 6. The granting of land; Part III. The Royal Economy: 7. Ps-Aristotle's Oikonomika, book II; 8. Revenue; 9. The handling of surpluses; 10. Expenditure; 11. Coinage; 12. A model of the Seleukid economy; 13. Financial administration; General conclusions.

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