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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.



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.



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.



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.



Directions of Change in Rural Egypt

Directions of Change in Rural Egypt Author Nicholas S. Hopkins
ISBN-10 9774244834
Release 1998
Pages 398
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What emerges is a picture of a rural Egypt that is full of life, dramatically evolving, and treading a delicate line between progress and impoverishment.



Consumption Trade and Innovation

Consumption  Trade and Innovation Author Marijke Van der Veen
ISBN-10 9783937248233
Release 2011
Pages 313
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Studies of food and foodways are vital to exploring past (and present) cultures. The food remains discovered at the port of Quseir al-Qadim are especially revealing, offering important information about the ancient spice trade and the food practices of those engaged in this trade. Quseir al-Qadim acted as a transhipment port in the Indian Ocean spice trade during both the Roman and medieval Islamic periods. It is located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt and was active between ca. AD 1-250 (Myos Hormos) and again during ca. AD 1050-1500 (Kusayr). This monograph describes the analysis and interpretation of the botanical remains (foodstuffs, wood) recovered during the excavations that took place between 1999-2003, conducted by the University of Southampton, UK. The spectacular preservation conditions at Quseir al-Qadim meant that food remains and wood were found in abundance, including fragments of onion skin, citrus rind, garlic cloves, aubergine seeds, banana skins, wooden bowls, spoons and combs, as well as many of the Eastern spices traded through the port, such as black pepper, ginger, cardamom and betelnut. These remains are fully analysed and discussed under three overarching themes: trade, agricultural innovation and food consumption. The results provide significant new evidence for the Eastern trade and for the changes in agriculture that indirectly resulted from it. They also allow real insights into the lives of those working in the ports. They show the changes in the nature and scale of the Indian Ocean trade between the Roman and Islamic periods, as well as a major shift in the way the inhabitants of the ports saw themselves and located themselves in the wider world. Richly illustrated and thought-provoking, this volume identifies how studies of food enable fuller dialogues regarding 'globalization' and also highlights clearly the importance of food in the dynamics of cultural identity and geopolitics.



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



The Roman Agricultural Economy

The Roman Agricultural Economy Author Alan Bowman
ISBN-10 9780191651922
Release 2013-05-30
Pages 352
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This volume is a collection of studies which presents new analyses of the nature and scale of Roman agriculture in the Mediterranean world from c. 100 BC to AD 350. It provides a clear understanding of the fundamental features of Roman agricultural production through studying the documentary and archaeological evidence for the modes of land exploitation and the organisation, development of, and investment in this sector of the Roman economy. Moving substantially beyond the simple assumption that agriculture was the dominant sector of the ancient economy, the volume explores what was special and distinctive about it, especially with a view of its development and integration during a period of expansion and prosperity across the empire. The papers exemplify a range of possible approaches to studying and, within limits, quantifying aspects of Roman agricultural production, marshalling a large quantity of evidence, chiefly archaeological and papyrological, to address important questions of the organisation and performance of this sector in the Roman world.



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.



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."



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.



Intimate disputes illicit violence

Intimate disputes  illicit violence Author Mario M. Ruiz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059189095
Release 2004
Pages 620
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Market led Agrarian Reform Critical Perspectives on Neoliberal Land Policies and the Rural Poor

Market led Agrarian Reform   Critical Perspectives on Neoliberal Land Policies and the Rural Poor Author Saturnino M. Borras
ISBN-10 WISC:89101537165
Release 2008
Pages 213
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Three-fourths of the world's poor are rural poor. Most of the rural poor remain dependent on land-based livelihoods for their incomes and reproduction despite significant livelihood diversification in recent years. Land issue remains critical to any development discourse today. Market-led agrarian reform (MLAR) has gained prominence since the early 1990s as an alternative to state-led land reforms. This neoliberal policy is based on the inversion of what its proponents see as the features of earlier approaches, and calls for redistribution via privatized, decentralized transactions between 'willing sellers' and 'willing buyers'. Its proponents, especially those associated with the World Bank, have claimed success where the policy has been implemented, but such claims have been contested by independent scholars as well as by peasant movements who are struggling to gain access to land. This book presents three thematic papers and six country studies. The thematic papers address issues of formalisation of property rights, gendered land rights, and neoliberal enclosure. These studies demonstrate the pervasive influence of neoliberal ideas on property rights and rural development debates, well beyond the 'core' question of land redistribution. The country cases bring together experiences from Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Philippines, South Africa and Egypt. Common findings include the success of landowners in minimising the impact of reform, and a lack of post-transfer support, translating into marginal impact on poverty. The limitations of the market-led approach, and the implications of the studies presented here for the future of agrarian reform, are considered in the editors' introduction. This book was a special issue of The Third World Quarterly.



Egypt

Egypt Author Rabab El-Mahdi
ISBN-10 184813021X
Release 2009-12-15
Pages 186
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This book is the first for over 20 years to comprehensively and accessibly examine contemporary issues in Egypt. It presents a series of analyses of politics, culture and society, including many by Egyptian academics and activists. It addresses the turmoil created by imposition of neo-liberal economic policies, the increasingly fragile nature of an authoritarian regime, the influence of movements for democratic opening and popular participation, and the impacts of Islamism. The authors argue that Egypt has entered a period of instability and that the Mubarak regime faces multiple challenges. The book assesses the oppositional movements and the state's ability to resist them and suggests that events in Egypt will have implications across the Global South.



Arabic agricultural leases and tax receipts from Egypt 148 427 A H 765 1035 A D

Arabic agricultural leases and tax receipts from Egypt  148 427 A H  765 1035 A D Author Gladys Frantz-Murphy
ISBN-10 3851192834
Release 2001
Pages 389
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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:39015062518470
Release 2001
Pages 48
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