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Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt
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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.

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Offers an coherent framework for understanding the structure of the Ptolemaic state and economy.

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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).

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'... 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

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