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Author Bissa, Errietta M. A.

Title Governmental intervention in foreign trade in archaic and classical Greece / by Errietta M.A. Bissa
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages)
Series Mnemosyne. Supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, 0169-8958 ; v. 312
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 312
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
Contents List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Author's Note; Introduction; PART 1 GOLD AND SILVER; Gold and Silver: Prolegomena; 1. The Exporters of Gold and Silver; 2. The Athenian Silver Industry; 3. The Importers of Gold and Silver; Gold and Silver: Concluding Remarks; PART 2 TIMBER AND GRAIN; Introduction; Timber: Prolegomena; 4. The Exporters of Timber; 5. Timber for Athens; 6. Fleets outside Athens; Timber: Concluding Remarks; Grain: Prolegomena; 7. The Exporters of Grain; 8. Grain for Athens; 9. Grain beyond Athens; Grain: Concluding Remarks; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
Summary "Trade was a necessity in the ancient Greek world, yet the prevalent scholarly view is that Greek states intervened in foreign trade only rarely and sporadically. This book studies four necessary commodities, gold, silver, ship-building timber and grain, from production through export to import. Through the re-evaluation of known evidence and the presentation of new avenues of research, the book shows that Greek and non-Greek governments in the archaic and classical periods intervened and involved themselves greatly in foreign trade. The book offers the student of the Greek economy a fresh perspective on some intervention in trade and the ways in which intervention worked in the Greek world."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Greece -- Commerce -- History.
Greece -- Economic policy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009015839
ISBN 1282602047
9047428498 (electronic bk.)
9781282602045
9789047428497 (electronic bk.)