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Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times

Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times Author Alan K. Bowman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042794175
Release 1999-06-24
Pages 427
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From the Pharaohs of the past to the United Arab Republic of today, Egypt's agriculture has been subjected to many different forms of political control and organization. These essays draw on a plethora of documentary and archaeological evidence to study and compare such patterns of agricultural exploitation across historical periods (including Ptolemaic, Roman, and Ottoman times).

From the Ptolemies to the Romans

From the Ptolemies to the Romans Author Andrew Monson
ISBN-10 9781107014411
Release 2012-02-02
Pages 343
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Compares how two different political regimes shaped the structure and performance of the agrarian economy in Egypt.

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

The Ancient Egyptian Economy Author Brian Muhs
ISBN-10 9781316558744
Release 2016-08-02
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This book is the first economic history of ancient Egypt covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000–30 BCE, and employing a New Institutional Economics approach. It argues that the ancient Egyptian state encouraged an increasingly widespread and sophisticated use of writing through time, primarily in order to better document and more efficiently exact taxes for redistribution. The increased use of writing, however, also resulted in increased documentation and enforcement of private property titles and transfers, gradually lowering their transaction costs relative to redistribution. The book also argues that the increasing use of silver as a unified measure of value, medium of exchange, and store of wealth also lowered transaction costs for high value exchanges. The increasing use of silver in turn allowed the state to exact transfer taxes in silver, providing it with an economic incentive to further document and enforce private property titles and transfers.

Roman Egypt

Roman Egypt Author Livia Capponi
ISBN-10 9781853997266
Release 2011-01-27
Pages 89
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Presents a survey of the most important aspects of life in Egypt under Roman domination, from the conquest by Octavian in 30 BC to the third century AD, as they emerge from the micro-level of the Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, but also from the ancient literary sources, and from the most important archaeological discoveries.

Writing and the Ancient State

Writing and the Ancient State Author Haicheng Wang
ISBN-10 9781107785878
Release 2014-05-12
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Writing and the Ancient State explores the early development of writing and its relationship to the growth of political structures. The first part of the book focuses on the contribution of writing to the state's legitimating project. The second part deals with the state's use of writing in administration, analyzing both textual and archaeological evidence to reconstruct how the state used bookkeeping to allocate land, police its people, and extract taxes from them. The third part focuses on education, the state's system for replenishing its staff of scribe-officials. The first half of each part surveys evidence from Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Maya lowlands, Central Mexico, and the Andes; against this background the second half examines the evidence from China. The chief aim of this book is to shed new light on early China (from the second millennium BC through the end of the Han period, ca. 220 AD) while bringing to bear the lens of cross-cultural analysis on each of the civilizations under discussion.

Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity Gold Labour and Aristocratic Dominance

Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity   Gold  Labour  and Aristocratic Dominance Author Jairus Banaji
ISBN-10 9780191529573
Release 2002-03-14
Pages 278
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Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity, the first major study of its kind, presents a critique of Weber's influential ideas about late antiquity. Jairus Banaji collects together a vast range of evidence to show that the fourth to seventh centuries were a period of major social and economic change, bound up with an expanding circulation of gold. The author traces the evolution of a new aristocracy in the eastern Mediterranean, and discusses the implications of its involvement in the monetary and business economy of the period. - ;The economy of the late antique Mediterranean is still largely seen through the prism of Weber's influential essay of 1896. Rejecting that orthodoxy, this book argues that the late empire saw substantial economic and social change, propelled by the powerful stimulus of a stable gold coinage that circulated widely. In successive chapters Dr Banaji adduces fresh evidence for the prosperity of the late Roman countryside, the expanding circulation of gold, the restructuring of agrarian elites, and the extensive use of paid labour, above all in the period spanning the fifth to seventh centuries. The papyrological evidence is scrutinised in detail to show that a key development entailed the rise of a new aristocracy whose estates were immune to the devastating fragmentation of partible inheritance, extensively irrigated, and responsive to market opportunities.The study offers a new perspective on the still largely contested issues of the use and control of labour, arguing that the East Mediterranean saw a considerable expansion of wage employment. A concluding chapter defines the more general issue raised by the aristocracy's involvement in the monetary and business economy of the period. Exploiting a wide range of sources, Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity weaves together different strands of historiography (Weber, Mickwitz, papyrology, agrarian history) into a fascinating interpretation that challenges the minimalist orthodoxies about late antiquity and the ancient economy. - ;The argument is complex, but well presented, and will be of keen interest to all scholars and graduate students engaged in the study of the economy in late antiquity. - Religious Studies Review;This thoughtful major study offers a revolutionary perspective on the economy in late antiquity. - Religious Studies Review;This work is indispensable. - Greece & Rome

Upper Egypt

Upper Egypt Author Nicholas S. Hopkins
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017221901
Release 2003
Pages 173
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Written to accompany an exhibition at the Moesgard Museum in Aarhus, Denmark in 2003-2004, this handsome volume describes the culture and civilization of the region south of Cairo on the upper Nile River. Scholars from Denmark, Egypt, France, the UK, and the Netherlands contributed chapters.

Index Islamicus

Index Islamicus Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079954106
Release 1999
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A bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals on Islam and the Muslim world. Also includes reviews.

American Journal of Philology

American Journal of Philology Author Charles William Emil Miller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063817160
Release 1999
Pages 186
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Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."

Early Farmers

Early Farmers Author Alastair Whittle
ISBN-10 0197265758
Release 2014
Pages 450
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The Neolithic period was one of the great transformations in human history with profound, long-term consequences. In Europe, there were no farmers at 7000 cal BC, but very few hunter-gatherers after about 4000 cal BC. Although we understand the broad chronological structure of this shift, many pressing research questions remain. Archaeologists are still vigorously debating the identity of those principally involved in initiating change, the detail of everydaylives during the Neolithic, including basic questions about settlement, the operation of the farming economy and the varied roles of material culture, and the character of large-scale and long-term transformations. They face the task not only of working at different scales, but of integratingever-expanding amounts of evidence. The 21 chapters by leading experts in the field demonstrate how the combination of archaeological and scientific evidence now provides opportunities for new and creative understandings of Europe's early farmers. They make an important contribution to the debate over how best to integrate these multiple lines of evidence, scientific and more traditionally archaeological, while keeping in central focus the principal questions that we want to ask ofour data.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040084454
Release 1998-04
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Forthcoming Books has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Forthcoming Books also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Forthcoming Books book for free.

Textiles from Karanis Egypt in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Textiles from Karanis  Egypt in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Author Thelma K. Thomas
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057027610
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Textiles from Karanis Egypt in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Textiles from Karanis Egypt in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Textiles from Karanis Egypt in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology book for free.

People and Pollution

People and Pollution Author Nicholas S. Hopkins
ISBN-10 9774245725
Release 2001
Pages 192
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Environmental pollution is a concern of many people in Egypt and the world in general. People and Pollution is a study of how Egyptians in particular understand environmental problems and what their roles are in the solutions. This original study is based on extensive field research with both academic and policy relevance. The uniqueness of the book comes from its focus: instead of the usual approach of analyzing policy and measurements, this text seeks to understand how the people themselves, often the objects of policy, understand their environment and their own actions. An interesting finding from the research lies in the focus of Egyptian concerns. Rather than the global perspective (the depletion of the ozone layer, protection of coral reefs and rainforests, and so on) that is common in the West, Egyptians are mainly concerned with matters of immediate environmental degradation, such as garbage, sewage, dirty streets, and noise pollution. In addition, the researchers have found that people are often able to effect changes themselves through cooperation with neighbors, thus bypassing the 'official' channels of redress such as NGOs and local government officials. The difference in focus of concern and courses of action may be extrapolated to many Third World or developing nations, and leads to provocative questions regarding policymaking for public participation in future environmental campaigns. Descriptive views from the authors, eloquent and moving testimony from members of the community, and clear statistical analysis of the findings make this book a highly readable text. People and Pollution is a pioneering and important work that should be consulted by environmentally concerned readers, students, and policymakers alike.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead Author Anonymous
ISBN-10 9781632957030
Release 2018-03-22
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E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.

Dakhleh Oasis and the Western Desert of Egypt under the Ptolemies

Dakhleh Oasis and the Western Desert of Egypt under the Ptolemies Author James C. R. Gill
ISBN-10 9781785701368
Release 2016-07-08
Pages 504
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Through an analysis of recently discovered Ptolemaic pottery from Mut al-Kharab, as well as a reexamination of pottery collected by the Dakhleh Oasis Project during the survey of the oasis from 1978–1987, this book challenges the common perception that Dakhleh Oasis experienced a sudden increase in agricultural exploitation and a dramatic rise in population during the Roman Period. It argues that such changes had already begun to take place during the Ptolemaic Period, likely as the result of a deliberate strategy directed toward this region by the Ptolemies. This book focuses on the ceramic remains in order to determine the extent of Ptolemaic settlement in the oases and to offer new insights into the nature of this settlement. It presents a corpus of Ptolemaic pottery and a catalogue of Ptolemaic sites from Dakhleh Oasis. It also presents a survey of Ptolemaic evidence from the oases of Kharga, Farafra, Bahariya and Siwa. It thus represents the first major synthesis of Ptolemaic Period activity in the Egyptian Western Desert.

Oasis Papers VI

Oasis Papers VI Author Dakhleh Oasis Project. Conference
ISBN-10 1842175246
Release 2012
Pages 499
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The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and has combined survey and excavation to collect an extensive range of geological, environmental and archaeological data which covers the last 350,000 years of human occupation. This latest volume in the Monograph series publishing the results of the Project contains 41 papers with a wealth of new research and significant discoveries, from Prehistory, through Pharaonic and Roman times to the Christian period.

Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire

Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire Author Eugene L. Rogan
ISBN-10 0521892236
Release 2002-04-11
Pages 292
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A theoretically informed account of how the Ottoman state redefined itself during the last decades of empire.