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Early State Economics

1st Edition

Edited by Henri Claessen


348 pages

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Paperback: 9780887388859
pub: 1991-01-30
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pub: 1991-09-30
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This volume focuses on the political economy of early state societies and the ways in which the income of the central government of such systems was collected and spent. At the theoretical end of the spectrum, this book offers a general discussion of the concept of political economy; modes of production in antiquity; and an overview of early state organizational forms. With the data represented in this volume, such theoretical viewpoints are evaluated and it is concluded that inherited approaches fall far short of explaining the political economies of early states.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General