The Ancient Economy: Evidence and Models

The Ancient Economy: Evidence and Models

by J.G. Manning
     
 

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Historians and archaeologists normally assume that the economies of ancient Greece and Rome between about 1000 BC and AD 500 were distinct from those of Egypt and the Near East. However, very different kinds of evidence survive from each of these areas, and specialists have, as a result, developed very different methods of analysis for each region. This book marks

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Historians and archaeologists normally assume that the economies of ancient Greece and Rome between about 1000 BC and AD 500 were distinct from those of Egypt and the Near East. However, very different kinds of evidence survive from each of these areas, and specialists have, as a result, developed very different methods of analysis for each region. This book marks the first time that historians and archaeologists of Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome have come together with sociologists, political scientists, and economists, to ask whether the differences between accounts of these regions reflect real economic differences in the past, or are merely a function of variations in the surviving evidence and the intellectual traditions that have grown up around it.

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"This book is witness to the lively debates currently held on ancient economic history. All the authors are resolved to go beyond the orthodoxies established by Finley; they actually do incorporate questions and methods from economic history and theory of other periods without exposing themselves to the accusation of formalism or modernism... This book is an important step towards an economic history or the ancient Mediterranean."—EH.Net

"We have waited too long for this fine book."—Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"[This book] is an important and timely contribution to a growing field in the study of Mediterranean antiquity."—Canadian Journal of History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804757553
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
01/26/2007
Series:
Social Science History Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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