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Description - The Seleukid Royal Economy by G.G. Aperghis

The Seleukid empire, the principal successor-state of the empire of Alexander the Great, endured for over 200 years and stretched, at its peak, from the Mediterranean to the borders of India. This book provides a wide-ranging study of the empire's economy and the methods used by the Seleukid kings to monetise and manage it so as to extract tribute, rent and taxes as efficiently as possible. It uses a variety of Greek literary sources and inscriptions, cuneiform texts, archaeological, numismatic and comparative evidence to explore in detail the manner of exploitation of their lands and subjects by the Seleukid kings, their city-building activity, the financing of their armies and administration, the use they made of coinage and their methods of financial management. The book adopts a highly-original numerical approach throughout, which leads to a quantified model of the economy of an ancient state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521837071
ISBN-10: 0521837073
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 378
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - G.G. Aperghis

Makis Aperghis originally studied engineering at the University of Cambridge. He returned to the study of Ancient History and was awarded a doctorate from University College London (2000).

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Seleukid Royal Economy by G.G. Aperghis
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