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A. Monson, From the Ptolemies to the Romans Political and Economic Change in Egypt
From the Ptolemies to the Romans. Political and Economic Change in Egypt
Andrew Monson, New York University
This book gives a structured account of Egypt's transition from Ptolemaic to Roman rule by identifying key relationships between ecology, land tenure, taxation, administration and politics. It introduces theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and subjects them to empirical scrutiny using data from Greek and Demotic papyri as well as comparative evidence.