[BOOKS] ✯ Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean By Taco Terpstra – Heartforum.co.uk How ancient Mediterranean trade thrived through state institutionsFrom around 700 BCE until the first centuries CE the Mediterranean enjoyed steady economic growth through trade reaching a level not t How ancient Mediterranean trade the Ancient PDF/EPUB å thrived through state institutionsFrom around BCE until the first centuries CE the Mediterranean enjoyed steady economic growth through trade Trade in PDF or reaching a level not to be regained until the early modern era This process of growth coincided with a process of state formation culminating in in the Ancient PDF/EPUB ç the largest state the ancient Mediterranean would ever know the Roman Empire Subseuent economic decline coincided with state disintegration How are the two processes relatedIn Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean Taco Terpstra investigates how the organizational structure of trade benefited from state institutions Although enforcement typically depended on private actors traders could utilize a public infrastructure which included not only courts and legal frameworks but also socially cohesive ideologies Terpstra details how business practices emerged that were based on private order yet took advantage of public institutionsFocusing on the activity of both private and public economic actors from Greek city councilors and Ptolemaic officials to long distance traders and Roman magistrates and financiers Terpstra illuminates the complex relationship between economic development and state structures in the ancient Mediterranean.
- 296 pages
- Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
- Taco Terpstra
- 10 January 2016 Taco Terpstra