Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure (Hardback)
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Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 29/05/2003
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521819244
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... one of the most influential books in recent years.' Sehepunkte
'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
"...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
"this work provides a vigorous analysis of the existing evidence, and makes a significant contribution to studies on Ptolemaic Egypt." American Historical Review

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