The Ancient Egyptian Economy: 3000–30 BCE
Cambridge University Press, 2 aug. 2016
This book is the first economic history of ancient Egypt covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000–30 BCE, and employing a New Institutional Economics approach. It argues that the ancient Egyptian state encouraged an increasingly widespread and sophisticated use of writing through time, primarily in order to better document and more efficiently exact taxes for redistribution. The increased use of writing, however, also resulted in increased documentation and enforcement of private property titles and transfers, gradually lowering their transaction costs relative to redistribution. The book also argues that the increasing use of silver as a unified measure of value, medium of exchange, and store of wealth also lowered transaction costs for high value exchanges. The increasing use of silver in turn allowed the state to exact transfer taxes in silver, providing it with an economic incentive to further document and enforce private property titles and transfers.
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THE OLD KINGDOM AND THE FIRST INTERMEDIATE
THE MIDDLE KINGDOM AND THE SECOND
THE NEW KINGDOM c 15501069 BCE
THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD c 1069664 BCE
THE SAITE AND PERSIAN PERIODS 664332 BCE
THE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD 33230 BCE
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
ÄAT Abnormal Hieratic Abusir Administration HdO 104 Age SBL Writings Ägypten Amasis Amun Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptian Administration Aramaic Archives arouras Atlanta B.P. Muhs BdÉ Brill Cairo century BCE choachyte commodities contracts courts cult dated deben Deir el-Medina Demotic Demotica documentation donation Dynasty Early Ptolemaic Thebes Economic Égypte Egyptian Administration HdO Egyptology Elephantine exchange expeditions fields funerary granaries Greek Harrassowitz harvest taxes Hekanakht Herodotus hm-ntr-priest IFAO Inscriptions J.C. Moreno García Kahun Karnak king kite of silver knb.t-court land Leiden Leuven lines London Middle Kingdom mortuary temples necropolis Nubia officials Old Kingdom overseer Oxford Peeters Persian Periods Petiese pharaoh priest of Amun property transfers provincial Psammetichus Ptolemaic Egypt Ptolemaic Period Pyramid Age SBL Ramesses Ramesses III RdÉ records redistribution reign revenues Rylands 9 Saite and Persian scribes Seti Stela Stela Cairo JdE Strudwick Text Thebes Third Intermediate Period tomb treasury University Press vizier Wiesbaden WZKM