The Ancient Egyptian Economy

3000-30 BCE

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781107113367
  • augustus 2016
  • Hardcover
  • 406 pagina's
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This book is the first economic history of ancient Egypt covering the entire pharaonic period, 3000-30 BCE, and employing a New Institutional Economics approach. It argues that the ancient Egyptian state encouraged an increasingly widespread and sophisticated use of writing through time, primarily in order to better document and more efficiently exact taxes for redistribution. The increased use of writing, however, also resulted in increased documentation and enforcement of private property titles and transfers, gradually lowering their transaction costs relative to redistribution. The book also argues that the increasing use of silver as a unified measure of value, medium of exchange, and store of wealth also lowered transaction costs for high value exchanges. The increasing use of silver in turn allowed the state to exact transfer taxes in silver, providing it with an economic incentive to further document and enforce private property titles and transfers.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
augustus 2016
Druk
1e druk
Afmetingen
25,3 x 17,7 x 3,4 cm
Aantal pagina's
406 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
ISBN13
9781107113367

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Auteur
Brian Muhs
Uitgever
Cambridge University Press

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9781107113367

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