This study of the workings of the economy of the ancient world includes a detailed examination of the relationship between the State and the economy, status, slavery, the town and the country.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"A splendid contribution to the economic history of classical antiquity. It compels the reader to recognize the depth of the transformation from the ancient consumer economy based on slave and serf labor to the modern capitalist, investment, production, profit economy."--Floyd Sewer Lear, "Business History ReviewAbout the Author:
M. I. Finley, who died in 1986, was Professor of Ancient History and Master of Darwin College at Cambridge University. Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics and Chair of the Classics Department at Stanford University.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin, 2nd ed: 1992 9780140134445, 1992. Front cover creased, otherwise a VG paperback. 262 pages. From the blurb: "One of M.I. Finley's most influential contributions to ancient history, this study examines the structure, character and operation of the ancient economy.In his examination of the structures of society and patterns of status and the complex relations between masters and slaves, country and town, M.I. Finley pioneered an original and productive analytic approach that continues to stimulate research, discussion and debate. He concludes with an invigorating 'economic explanation of the end of the ancient world.'". Bookseller Inventory # 1573
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005377322
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004536112