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J. G. Manning & Ian Morris, eds.


Subheading: Evidence and Models, Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif., 2005, index, notes, bibliography, maps, tables, figures, paperback


Reviewer Comments:

The book is not exactly what I had expected to be in content but rather does contain much commentary about the professional study of ancient economy that is very revealing. The focus is on the methods employed by academic economists or historians with a penchant for including economics among their considerations. It also incudes some attention to archeology since so much of the information available for study is obtained by archeologists.


Chapter 1 - Introduction


Part I. The Near East


Chapter 2 - The Near East: The BronzeAge - Mario Liverani


Chapter 3 - The Economy of the Near East in the First Millennium BC - Peter R. Bedford


Chapter 4 - Comment on Liverani and Bedford - Mark Granovetter


Part II: The Aegean


Chapter 5 - Archaeology, Standards of Living, and Greek Economic History


Chapter 6 - Linear and Nonlinear Flow Models for Ancient Economics - John K. Davies


Chapter 7 - Comment on Davies - Takeshi Amemiya


Part III: Egypt


Chapter 8 - The Relationship of Evidence to Models in the Ptolemaic Economy (332-20 BC) - J. G. Manning


Chapter 9 - Evidence and Models for the Economy of Roman Egypt- Roger S. Bagnall


Part VI: The Roman Mediteranean


Chapter 10 - "The Advantages of Wealth and Luxury": The Case for Economic Growth in the Roman Empire - R. Bruce Hitchnes


Chapter 11 - Framing the Debate Over Growth in the Ancient Economy - Richard Saller


Chapter 12 - Comment on Hitchner and Saller - Avner Greif


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