Honor Among Thieves: Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt - New Texts from Ancient Cultures (Hardback)Philip F. Venticinque (author)
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Honor Among Thieves offers a study of associations from a social,economic, and legal point of view, and in the process examines how theyhelped their members overcome high transaction costs-the "costs ofdoing business"-through the development of social capital. He exploresassociations from the "bottom up," in order to see how their memberscreate status and reputation outside of an elite framework. He thusexplores how occupations regarded as thieves in elite ideology createtheir own systems of honor.
Honor Among Thieves will be of interest to scholars of the ancienteconomy, of social groups, and Roman Egypt in all periods.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm