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The Ancient Economy / Edition 1
     

The Ancient Economy / Edition 1

by M. I. Finley, Ian Morris
 

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ISBN-10: 0520219465

ISBN-13: 9780520219465

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: University of California Press


"Technical progress, economic growth, productivity, even efficiency have not been significant goals since the beginning of time," declares M. I. Finley in his classic work. The states of the ancient Mediterranean world had no recognizable real-property market, never fought a commercially inspired war, witnessed no drive to capital formation, and assigned the

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"Technical progress, economic growth, productivity, even efficiency have not been significant goals since the beginning of time," declares M. I. Finley in his classic work. The states of the ancient Mediterranean world had no recognizable real-property market, never fought a commercially inspired war, witnessed no drive to capital formation, and assigned the management of many substantial enterprises to slaves and ex-slaves. In short, to study the economies of the ancient world, one must begin by discarding many premises that seemed self-evident before Finley showed that they were useless or misleading. Available again, with a new foreword by Ian Morris, these sagacious, fertile, and occasionally combative essays are just as electrifying today as when Finley first wrote them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520219465
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Sather Classical Lectures Series
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated with a new foreword by Ian Morris
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
1,022,950
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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