This book explores the interrelationship between economic practice and religion, ethics and social structure in a number of ancient cultures, including ancient East Indian, Hebraic, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and emerging European cultures.
'...providing the reader with a clear, concise, and informative account of previous scholarship in this area, while introducing the newcomer to a chronologically and intellectually diverse range of ancient Indian texts.' - The Classical Review Vol. 50 No. 2, 2000