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    DescriptionIn the third century BC, the Attalid dynasts of Pergamon in north-western Asia Minor were relatively minor players in Hellenistic great-power politics. This all changed in 188 BC, when, under the terms of the treaty of Apameia, the Attalids were granted the greater share of the former Seleukid territories in western and inner Anatolia. At a stroke, the Attalids were elevated to the status of one of the major powers of the eastern Mediterranean; but this new-found prominence came at a price. The vast expanse of Attalid Asia Minor had been won not by conquest, but through a pragmatic and humiliating grant by Roman commissioners. As a result, the ideological and bureaucratic structures through which the second-century Attalid rulers administered their kingdom differed sharply from those of the other major Hellenistic dynasties. With contributions from world-specialists on Hellenistic history and coinage, this book is the first full-length study to be dedicated to the political economy of the Attalid kingdom of Pergamon, focusing in particular on its financial administration, international relations, and the functioning of the state.

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    Attalid Asia Minor
    Money, International Relations, and the State
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter Thonemann
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199656110
    ISBN 10: 0199656118

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDA
    DC22: 939.2
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    DC23: 939.2
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    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    LC classification: DS156.P4 A88 2013
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    60 in-text illustrations and 4 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    26 June 2013
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    Author Information
    Peter Thonemann teaches Greek and Roman history at Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of The Birth of Classical Europe (with Simon Price, 2010) and The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium (2011).
    Review quote
    A new book on the Attalids was much needed, and the authors have done much to show why ancient historians of all stripes will want to understand how Hellenistic monarchy developed in this period. Noah Kaye, Topoi
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; TABLE OF CONTENTS ; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; LIST OF MAPS AND FIGURES ; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS ; 1. The Attalid State, 188-133 BC ; 2. The Attalids: A Military History ; 3. The Attalids and the Seleukid Kings, 281-175 BC ; 4. What did the Attalids ever do for us? A View from the Aerarium ; 5. The Closed Currency System of the Attalid Kingdom ; 6. The Coinages of the Attalids and their Neighbours: A Panoramic View ; 7. The Use of the Cistophoric Weight Standard outside the Pergamene Kingdom ; 8. War or Tradea Attic-Weight Tetradrachms from Second-Century BC Attalid Asia Minor in Seleukid Syria after the Peace of Apameia and Their Historical Context ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX