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- DescriptionThis comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek ecomy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. Alain Bresson is one of the world's leading authorities in the field, and he is helping to redefine it. Here he combines a thorough kwledge of ancient sources with invative new approaches grounded in recent ecomic historiography to provide a detailed picture of the Greek ecomy between the last century of the Archaic Age and the closing of the Hellenistic period. Focusing on the city-state, which he sees as the most important ecomic institution in the Greek world, Bresson addresses all of the city-states rather than only Athens. An expanded and updated English edition of an acclaimed work originally published in French, the book offers a groundbreaking new theoretical framework for studying the ecomy of ancient Greece; presents a masterful survey and analysis of the most important ecomic institutions, resources, and other factors; and addresses some major historiographical debates. Among the many topics covered are climate, demography, transportation, agricultural production, market institutions, money and credit, taxes, exchange, long-distance trade, and ecomic growth. The result is an unparalleled demonstration that, unlike just a generation ago, it is possible today to study the ancient Greek ecomy as an ecomy and t merely as a secondary aspect of social or political history. This is essential reading for students, historians of antiquity, and ecomic historians of all periods.
- Author BiographyAlain Bresson is professor of classics at the University of Chicago.
- Author(s)Alain Bresson
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication20/11/2015
- SubjectAncient History
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight1028 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Translated bySteven Rendall
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