The agrarian sociology of ancient civilizations /
Max Weber ; translated by R.I. Frank.
London ; New York : Verso, 1988.
421 p. ; 22 cm.
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London ; New York : Verso, 1988.
0860919382 :
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Includes indexes.
Reprint. Originally published: London : NLB ; Atlantic Highlands : Humanities Press, 1976.
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Bibliography: p. [369]-386.
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Written in 1908, "The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations" represents a sustained historical synthesis of a type unlike anything else in Webers writing. Nor has any equivalent survey been written by a classical scholar since. Weber starts with a general introduction that explores the necessary concepts for relating economic theory and ancient society. He then proceeds to a chronologically ordered study of Mesopotamia and Egypt; Hebrew society in Israel; the classical city-states of Greece; the imperial Hellenic realms; and finally, the evolution of Roman society from the Republic to the rise and fall of the Empire.

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