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From the Ptolemies to the Romans by Andrew Monson

By Andrew Monson

This booklet supplies a established account of Egypt's transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule by means of determining key relationships among ecology, land tenure, taxation, management and politics. It introduces theoretical views from the social sciences and topics them to empirical scrutiny utilizing information from Greek and Demotic papyri in addition to comparative facts. even though construction on fresh scholarship, it bargains a few provocative arguments that problem winning perspectives. for instance, styles of land possession are associated with inhabitants density and are visible as one point of continuity among the Ptolemaic and Roman interval. financial reform, in contrast, emerges as an important mechanism of switch not just within the agrarian economic climate but in addition within the administrative method and the full social constitution. someone looking to comprehend the effect of Roman rule within the Hellenistic east needs to think of the well-attested methods in Egypt that this e-book seeks to explain.

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