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Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt [electronic resource] : the structure of land tenure / J.G. Manning.

By: Manning, Joseph Gilbert.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xx, 335 p.) : maps.ISBN: 0511061536 (electronic bk.); 9780511061530 (electronic bk.); 051105520X (electronic bk.); 9780511055201 (electronic bk.); 9780511482847 (electronic bk.); 0511482841 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ptolemaic dynasty, 305-30 B.C | Land tenure -- Egypt -- History | Egyptian language -- Papyri, Demotic | Real property -- Egypt -- History -- Sources | Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 332 B.C.-640 A.D. -- Sources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General | Ptolemae�en | Politieke structuur | Grondbezit | Pacht | Sociaal-economische aspecten | Antiguidade | Civiliza�c�ao eg�ipcia (aspectos econ�omicos) | Egito Ptolomaico | Grundeigentum | Verwaltung | Papyrus | Demotisch | �Agypten <Altertum> | Ptolemaic dynasty, 305-30 B.CGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Land and power in Ptolemaic Egypt.DDC classification: 333.3/0932/09014 Other classification: 15.51 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-324) and indexes.

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.

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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 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.

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