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Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt [electronic resource] : the structure of land tenure /
J.G. Manning.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
description
xx, 335 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521819245 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
isbn
0521819245 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8127702
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-324) and indexes.
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Review Quotes
'In this important book, Manning offers a fundamental reassessment of the economic basis of the Ptolemaic state, and of the ways in which the state exercised economic power at the local level.' The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
'[Manning] modestly describes this book as 'a prolegomenon to the study of the Ptolemaic economy'. It is also an essential contribution to the study of the Ptolemaic state and politics.' Ancient West & East
"this work provides a vigorous analysis of the existing evidence, and makes a significant contribution to studies on Ptolemaic Egypt." American Historical Review
"...one of the most important books on Ptolemaic studies in recent years and full of intriguing details. It is difficult to do it justice in such a short review." Bryn Mawr Classical Review
' one of the most influential books in recent years.' Sehepunkte
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Summaries
Main Description
By revealing the dynamics between central and local power in Egypt, Joe Manning demonstrates that Ptolemaic economic power ultimately shaped Roman Egyptian social and economic institutions. His book offers a framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy, as well as the relationship between the new Ptolemaic economic institutions and the ancient Egyptian legal traditions of property rights. Historians of Egypt and the Hellenistic world will welcome the volume.
Main Description
This history of land tenure under the Ptolemies explores the relationship between the new Ptolemaic state and the ancient traditions of landholding and tenure. Departing from the traditional emphasis on the Fayyum, it offers a coherent framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state, and thus of the economy as a whole. Drawing on both Greek and demotic papyri, as well as hieroglyphic inscriptions and theories taken from the social sciences, Professor Manning argues that the traditional central state 'despotic' model of the Egyptian economy is insufficient. The result is a subtler picture of the complex relationship between the demands of the new state and the ancient, locally organized social structure of Egypt. By revealing the dynamics between central and local power in Egypt, the book shows that Ptolemaic economic power ultimately shaped Roman Egyptian social and economic institutions.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The relationship between the new Ptolemaic state & the ancient traditions of landholding & tenure is explored in this study. Drawing on new evidence & applying theories from the social sciences, the author builds a new perspective on the organization of the Ptolemaic state.
Description for Bookstore
This book offers a coherent framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy, as well as the relationship between the new Ptolemaic economic institutions and the ancient Egyptian legal traditions of property rights. The evidence of Greek papyri and Egyptian documentation is combined.
Description for Library
This book offers a coherent framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy, as well as the relationship between the new Ptolemaic economic institutions and the ancient Egyptian legal traditions of property rights. For the first time the evidence of Greek papyri and Egyptian documentation is combined. By revealing the dynamics between central and local power in Egypt, Professor Manning shows that Ptolemaic economic power ultimately shaped Roman Egyptian social and economic institutions. All historians of Egypt and the Hellenistic world will welcome this important book.
Description for Bookstore
This book offers a coherent framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy, as well as the relationship between the new Ptolemaic economic institutions and the ancient Egyptian legal traditions of property rights. For the first time the evidence of Greek papyri and Egyptian documentation is combined.
Table of Contents
List of maps, figures and tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Units of measure
Maps
Issues and Historical Background
Issues and methodologies
The Ptolemaic state and its antecedents
Regional Case Studies of Land Tenure
The land tenure regime in Upper Egypt
The land tenure regime in the Fayyum depression
Interpretation
The Ptolemaic state, the land tenure regime, and economic power
The private transmission of land
Conclusions
Appendices
List of references
Index of sources
General index
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