Chapter 28. Public Versus Private in the Ancient Near East

  1. Daniel C. Snell
  1. Steven J. Garfinkle

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch28

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Garfinkle, S. J. (2005) Public Versus Private in the Ancient Near East, in A Companion to the Ancient Near East (ed D. C. Snell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch28

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232933

Online ISBN: 9780470997086

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Keywords:

  • ancient near eastern society;
  • ancient near eastern economy;
  • literate societies;
  • private economy;
  • public economy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why Is a Discussion of the Ancient Economy Significant?

  • Modern versus Ancient

  • Locating Private and Public in the Ancient Near East

  • Institutional versus Non-Institutional

  • A Brief History of the Institutional and Non-Institutional in the Ancient Near East

  • Conclusions