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From the Ptolemies to the Romans [electronic resource] : political and economic change in Egypt / Andrew Monson.

Author/Creator:
Monson, Andrew, 1977-
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (366 p.)
Subjects:
Human geography -- Egypt -- History.
Social structure -- Egypt -- History.
Land tenure -- Egypt -- History.
Egypt -- History -- Greco-Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 332-30 B.C.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Compares how two different political regimes shaped the structure and performance of the agrarian economy in Egypt.
Contents:
Cover; FROM THE PTOLEMIES TO THE ROMANS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of tables and figures; Preface; Abbreviations and notes on the text; Greek and Egyptian words; Money and measures; Map of Egypt; PART I: Introduction; CHAPTER 1: The political economy of Egypt; INTRODUCTION; THE AGRARIAN ECONOMY; FROM PTOLEMAIC TO ROMAN RULE; THE ECONOMICS OF PROPERTY RIGHTS; POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; EVIDENCE AND MODELS; CHAPTER 2: Geography and population; INTRODUCTION; ESTIMATING POPULATION DENSITY; THE ANCIENT EVIDENCE; COMPARISONS WITH MODERN EGYPT; AGRICULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
POTENTIAL COUNTEREVIDENCEDEMOGRAPHIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE; CONCLUSION; PART II: The land-tenure regime; CHAPTER 3: The regionalism of land tenure; INTRODUCTION; PTOLEMAIC LAND CLASSIFICATION; THE PTOLEMAIC NILE VALLEY; THE PTOLEMAIC FAYYUM; ROMAN LAND CLASSIFICATION; THE ROMAN NILE VALLEY; THE ROMAN FAYYUM AND DELTA; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 4: The continuity of agrarian institutions; INTRODUCTION; PRIVATE LAND IN ANCIENT EGYPT; LAND MARKETS AND SOCIAL STATUS; PROPERTY RIGHTS AND PUBLIC RECORDS; LAND TENURE ON TEMPLE ESTATES; CUSTOMARY TENURE ON STATE LAND; CONCLUSION
PART III: Fiscal and administrative reformCHAPTER 5: Land taxation and investment; INTRODUCTION; HARVEST TAXES IN PTOLEMAIC EGYPT; PTOLEMAIC LAND TAXES; FISCAL REFORM IN ROMAN EGYPT; INCENTIVES FOR LAND INVESTMENT; COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 6: Administration and redistribution; INTRODUCTION; EGYPTIAN TEMPLES AND PRIESTLY OFFICES; TEMPLE REVENUE UNDER ROMAN RULE; THE PTOLEMAIC ROYAL BUREAUCRACY; ROMAN COMPULSORY SERVICES; CONCLUSION; PART IV: The politics of economic change; CHAPTER 7: The impact of empire; INTRODUCTION; FISCAL REGIMES AND INSTABILITY
MONITORING STATE AGENTSSTATUS AND PRIVILEGE; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 8: Conclusion; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; CONTINUITY AND CHANGE; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of sources; A. LITERARY TEXTS; B. INSCRIPTIONS; C. PAPYRI AND OSTRACA; General index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-107-22982-0
1-139-20997-3
1-280-48530-2
1-139-22292-9
9786613580283
1-139-21812-3
1-139-02819-7
1-139-21503-5
1-139-22464-6
1-139-22121-3
OCLC:
775869977
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