The Ancient Economy (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
298
Utgivningsdatum
1999-03-01
Upplaga
New e.
Förlag
University of California Press
Medarbetare
Morris, Ian (foreword)
Illustratör/Fotograf
maps
Illustrationer
1 map
Dimensioner
230 x 150 x 20 mm
Vikt
420 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520219465
The Ancient Economy (häftad)

The Ancient Economy

Häftad Engelska, 1999-03-01
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"Technical progress, economic growth, productivity, even efficiency have not been significant goals since the beginning of time," declares M. I. Finley in his classic work. The states of the ancient Mediterranean world had no recognizable real-property market, never fought a commercially inspired war, witnessed no drive to capital formation, and assigned the management of many substantial enterprises to slaves and ex-slaves. In short, to study the economies of the ancient world, one must begin by discarding many premises that seemed self-evident before Finley showed that they were useless or misleading. Available again, with a new foreword by Ian Morris, these sagacious, fertile, and occasionally combative essays are just as electrifying today as when Finley first wrote them.
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"A splendid contribution to the economic history of classical antiquity. It compels the reader to recognize the depth of the transformation from the ancient consumer economy based on slave and serf labor to the modern capitalist, investment, production, profit economy."--Floyd Sewer Lear, "Business History Review

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M. I. Finley, who died in 1986, was Professor of Ancient History and Master of Darwin College at Cambridge University. Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and Chair of the Classics Department at Stanford University.