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Author Warden, Leslie Anne.

Title Pottery and economy in Old Kingdom Egypt / by Leslie Anne
Published Leiden, Netherlands : Koninklijke Brill NV, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (341 pages) : charts, tables
Series Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; Volume 65
Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v. 65
Contents List of Tables; List of Figures and Charts; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Chapter One Egyptian Economic History: Locating Power, Placing Agency; Employing Theory; The Durability of Redistribution; Keynesian Economics and Complex Economies; Patrimonialism: The Patrimonial Household Model and Complex Adaptive Systems; Patronage; Cohesion and Malleability; Spheres of Power; Moving Forward-Data and Frameworks; Chapter Two Wages and Payers; Wages and Payers; Government as Payer; Private Individuals as Payers; Wage Value and Accounting
Economic AnalysisMethodology; Means and Standard Deviations for Volume; Dynastic Corpora and the CV for Volume; CVs Above the 'Random' Value: Working within Typologies; CVs Above the 'Random' Value: Finding Outliers; Bread Moulds versus Beer Jars; Conclusion; Chapter Six Microeconomic Systems: Ceramic Production; Potters as Economic Agents; Potters as Specialists; Beer Jars and Bread Moulds as Evidence for Specialist Production; Beer Jars and Rim Values; bd Moulds and Rim Values; Rim Measurements and Specialization; The Structure of Pottery Production
Measuring Human Perception in the Archaeological RecordBeer Jars: Introduction to a Form; Description and Technical Features; Beer Jar Distribution; The Beer Jar Sample; Economic Analysis; Methodology; Means and Standard Deviations for Volume; The CV for Volume, Applied to Dynastic Corpora; Analysis of Corpora by Regnal Divisions; Analysis by Stylistic Subtypes; Conclusion; Chapter Five Bread Moulds: An Independent Economic Unit?; Bread Moulds: Introduction to a Form; Moulds and Mould Baked Bread; bd Manufacture; bd Distribution; The bd Corpus; Challenges of Our Bread Mould Sample
Production of Wages: A View from Titles and IconographyIconographic Evidence; Conclusion; Chapter Three Archaeology, Pottery, and Economy; Archaeological Data, Distribution, and Production; Egyptian Archaeology and Economy: Case Studies; The Archaeology of Bread and Beer; Beer, Bread, and Ceramic Research; Valuing Beer Jars and Bread Moulds; Standardization Studies; Volumetric Studies; Ceramics and Microeconomic Systems: Craft Production; Agency through Ceramic Production; The Corpus; Chapter Four Beer Jars, Standardization, and Economy; Typology and Methodology; Measuring Standardization
The Iconographic Record and Workshop ProductionScale of Production in the Tomb of Ptahshepses; The Relationship of the Ceramic Industry to Other Industries; Workshops within the Archaeological Record; Controlling Workshops; Controlling Production and Restricting Resources; Conclusion; Chapter Seven Placing Royal Administration and State Revenue; Royal Administration and the Provinces; The Economic Powers of the State; State Finance; Royal Domains; Conclusion; Chapter Eight The State of the Egyptian Economy; Old Kingdom Egypt and Economic Models; Informal and Self-Structured Economy
Summary In Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt, Leslie Anne Warden analyzes utilitarian ceramics to provide a framework for the Egyptian economy which is fluid, full of agents, and defined by small scale, face-to-face relationships rather than the state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pottery -- Egypt -- History.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- History -- Early Dynastic Period, ca. 3100-ca. 2686 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- To 332 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004259856 (e-book)
9789004259850 (e-book)