Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land Tenure

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Cambridge University Press, 29 mag 2003
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.
 

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Indice

PART II Regional case studies of land tenure
63
PART III Interpretation
127
Appendices
243
List of references
279

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Informazioni sull'autore (2003)

J. G. Manning is Assistant Professor of Ancient History at Stanford University and has published The Hauswaldt Papyri: A Third Century B.C. Family Dossier from Edfu (1997; 3924151059).

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