The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC A collection of essays investigating the economic transformations that took place in the states and kingdoms around the eastern Mediterranean following the conquests of Alexander the Great - changes which have had an enduring effect on global cultural patterns.
- Published: 11 June 2011
- Format: Hardback 480 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199587926 ISBN 10: 0199587922
- Sales rank: 839,498
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This selection of essays by key names in the field of ancient economies in the 'Hellenistic' age (c.330-30BCE), provides essential reading for anyone interested in the evolutionary building blocks of economic history in the eastern Mediterranean and neighbouring regions. Case studies look at management and institutions; human mobility and natural resources; the role of different agents - temples and cities, as well as rulers - in enhancing resources and circulating wealth; the levers exerted by monopolies and by disparate status groups, including slaves. An introductory essay summarizes the operational elements that drove the engines of these economies.