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    DescriptionThis history of land tenure under the Ptolemies explores the relationship between the new Ptolemaic state and the ancient traditions of landholding and tenure. Departing from the traditional emphasis on the Fayyum, it offers a coherent framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state, and thus of the economy as a whole. Drawing on both Greek and demotic papyri, as well as hieroglyphic inscriptions and theories taken from the social sciences, Professor Manning argues that the traditional central state 'despotic' model of the Egyptian economy is insufficient. The result is a subtler picture of the complex relationship between the demands of the new state and the ancient, locally organized social structure of Egypt. By revealing the dynamics between central and local power in Egypt, the book shows that Ptolemaic economic power ultimately shaped Roman Egyptian social and economic institutions.

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    Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt
    The Structure of Land Tenure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. G. Manning
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521819244
    ISBN 10: 0521819245

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    LC classification: HD130 .M36 2003
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, NHHA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 maps 13 tables
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    01 September 2003
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    Author Information
    J. G. Manning is Assistant Professor of Ancient History at Stanford University and has published The Hauswaldt Papyri: A Third Century B.C. Family Dossier from Edfu (1997; 3924151059).
    Review quote
    '... one of the most influential books in recent years.' Sehepunkte 'In this important book, Manning offers a fundamental reassessment of the economic basis of the Ptolemaic state, and of the ways in which the state exercised economic power at the local level.' The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology '[Manning] modestly describes this book as 'a prolegomenon to the study of the Ptolemaic economy'. It is also an essential contribution to the study of the Ptolemaic state and politics.' Ancient West & East
    Table of contents
    List of maps, figures and tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Units of measure; Maps; Part I. Issues and Historical Background: 1. Issues and methodologies; 2. The Ptolemaic state and its antecedents; Part II. Regional Case Studies of Land Tenure: 3. The land tenure regime in Upper Egypt; 4. The land tenure regime in the Fayyum depression; Part III. Interpretation: 5. The Ptolemaic state, the land tenure regime, and economic power; 6. The private transmission of land; 7. Conclusions; Appendices; List of references; Index of sources; General index.