1st Edition

Ancient Economic Thought

By Betsy Price Copyright 1997
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction Part I. Indian Economic Thought 1. S. Ambirajan The Concepts of Happiness, Ethics and Economic Values in Ancient Economic Thought 2. Kishor Thanawala Kautilya's 'Arthasastra': A Neglected Work in the History of Economic ThoughtPart II. Hebraic Economic Thought 3. Mark Perlman Looking for Ourselves in the Mirror of Our Past4. Ephraim Kleiman Ancient and Medieval Rabbinic Economic Thought: Definitions, Methodology and IllustrationsPart III. Greek Economic Thought5. Bertram SchefoldAristotle as a Systematizer of Earlier Greek Ideas on Economics6. Louis Baeck Greek Economic Thought: Initiators of Mediterranean Tradition7. Murray McClellan The Economy of Hellenistic Egypt and SyriaPart IV. Roman Economic Thought8. Gloria Vivenza Classical Roots of Benevolence in Economic Thought9. Alan Samuel Assumptions, Economics and the Origins of Europe


    Betsy Price

    '...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