The Resource Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt : the structure of land tenure, J.G. Manning

Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt : the structure of land tenure, J.G. Manning

Label
Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt : the structure of land tenure
Title
Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt
Title remainder
the structure of land tenure
Statement of responsibility
J.G. Manning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 for the first time 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
333.3/0932/09014
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD130
LC item number
.M36 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt : the structure of land tenure, J.G. Manning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-324) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Issues and historical background. Issues and methodologies ; The Ptolemaic state and its antecedents -- pt. II. Regional case studies of land tenure. The land tenure regime in Upper Egypt ; The land tenure regime in the Fayyum depression -- pt. III. Interpretation. The Ptolemaic state, the land tenure regime, and economic power ; The private transmission of land ; Conclusions -- [Appendices.] Appendix 1. Translation of the Edfu donation text -- Appendix 2. Ptolemaic demotic land transfer in Upper Egypt -- Appendix 3. Translation of P. Amh. gr. 49
Control code
ocm70747266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 335 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280430589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
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79f1e171-1ff5-40ff-9f89-c0d54a97c5ea
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.b21996052
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70747266
  • acaebk051105520X

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