By Kevin M McGeough
Excavations at past due Bronze Age Ugarit (in Syria) have supplied a wealth of data approximately financial actions in the urban itself and within the jap Mediterranean extra ordinarily. This quantity explores how monetary brokers in and round Ugarit operated in several alternate networks and the way elite actors might achieve strength by way of working throughout a couple of community. by means of using a Network-based version to either the textual and the archaeological info from the location of Ugarit, financial actions on the web site are reconstructed during this quantity. The textual proof is investigated intimately, with targeted recognition paid to the alphabetic fiscal texts and linked vocabulary. The archaeological proof is tested seperately and either varieties of info are then utilized in tandem to reconstruct old fiscal relationships at Ugarit. This quantity is of curiosity not just to experts in Ugarit and historical Syria yet to any pupil attracted to exploring new tools for realizing old monetary relationships.
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He sees all of the eastern Mediterranean in the latter half of the second millennium as characterized by this royal service system. 124 Like Gray, he sees this new social system originating Both spheres of society - the village and the royal sphere had rights over some land. The king did not possess all of the land. Some real estate was held by the communal sector. However, this communal sector in effect was subservient to the royal sphere. V? Under the communal sphere were those elements of life that had existed prior to the invasion of the population that installed the royal sector of authority.
Structurally speaking, the Two-sector model is completely opposed to the AMP model. In a Two-sector society there are two distinct relationships between people and the means of production (including real estate) that exist side-by-side but frequently in tension with one another. These two Marxist models should not be confused with one another for in essence their only real similarity is their use of the control of means of production as a diagnostic feature of ancient society. The end results, though, are completely different.
Exchange Relationships at Ugarit (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series) by Kevin M McGeough