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Title: Aspects of the Economic History of Babylonia in the First Millennium BC
Author: Jursa, Michael
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Publisher: Ugarit Verlag; Publication Date: 2010
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783868350418
Volumes: 1; Pages: xviii, 900
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subtitle: Economic Geography, Economic Mentalities, Agriculture, the Use of Money and the Problem of Economic Growth
Based on twenty years of intensive research Jursa presents a brick-like investigation and inventory of many economic facets of first millennium BC Mesopotamia. The study is based on more than 21,500 tablets of which copies or transliterations are available to the "Vienna Economic History of Babylonia project" can be assigned to an archive and hence normally also to a particular place of origin. The bulk of the material comes from Babylon, Borsippa, Nippur, Sippar and Uruk and bears witness of the movements of goods and people (chapter 2), the strategies of investment within local and interregional trade (chapter 3) and agriculture in the rural landscapes surrounding the cities (chapter 4) according to private as well as temple archives. Special attention is paid to the development of silver used as money (chapter 5). --- Highly recommended for CEOs (whether currently employed or unemployed). Extensive indices enable easy access to the wealth of information.
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