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The Ancient Economy: Recent Approaches

by Walter Scheidel (Editor), Sitta Von Reden (Editor)

Other authors: Takeshi Amemiya (Contributor), Jean Andreau (Contributor), Roger S. Bagnall (Contributor), Peter R. Bedford (Contributor), Paul Cartledge (Contributor)15 more, John Kenyon Davies (Contributor), Mark Granovetter (Contributor), Avner Greif (Contributor), Paul Halstead (Contributor), R. Bruce Hitchner (Contributor), Keith Hopkins (Contributor), Leslie Kurke (Contributor), Mario Liverani (Contributor), Scott Meikle (Contributor), Robin Osborne (Contributor), Clementina Panella (Contributor), Dominic Rathbone (Contributor), Gary Reger (Contributor), Richard Saller (Contributor), André Tchernia (Contributor)

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Series: Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World

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The Ancient Economy introduces readers to the nature of economic life in the ancient world, and provides a valuable guide to scholarly debates on the subject. The book describes and examines the economic processes and fluctuations of the ancient world, and shows how these relate to political and social change and conditions. Leading experts address the central issues, from agricultural production to the uses of money and the creation of markets. Taken as a whole the book exemplifies the range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the ancient economy, and illustrates the methodological approaches scholars have deployed to understand it. In doing so it draws on literary, ecological and archaeological evidence.… (more)
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Scheidel, WalterEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Von Reden, SittaEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Amemiya, TakeshiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andreau, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bagnall, Roger S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bedford, Peter R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cartledge, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davies, John KenyonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Granovetter, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greif, AvnerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Halstead, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hitchner, R. BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hopkins, KeithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kurke, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liverani, MarioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meikle, ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Osborne, RobinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Panella, ClementinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rathbone, DominicContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reger, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saller, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tchernia, AndréContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Ancient Economy introduces readers to the nature of economic life in the ancient world, and provides a valuable guide to scholarly debates on the subject. The book describes and examines the economic processes and fluctuations of the ancient world, and shows how these relate to political and social change and conditions. Leading experts address the central issues, from agricultural production to the uses of money and the creation of markets. Taken as a whole the book exemplifies the range of interdisciplinary perspectives on the ancient economy, and illustrates the methodological approaches scholars have deployed to understand it. In doing so it draws on literary, ecological and archaeological evidence.

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