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Title: Marketless trading in Hammurabi’s time: A re-appraisal
Authors: Dale, G
Keywords: Mesopotamia;Trade;Karl Polanyi;Markets;Money
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Citation: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 56(2): 159 - 188, (2013)
Abstract: In this article I revisit Karl Polanyi’s writings on ancient Mesopotamia. I begin by situating them in the context of his general approach to trade, markets and money in the ancient world. Next, I reconstruct his major theses on Mesopotamia, drawing upon his published works as well as unpublished documents in the Karl Polanyi and Michael Polanyi archives. Finally, I provide a critical assessment of the merits and demerits of his contribution, with reference to Assyriological research published in the decades that have elapsed since his death in 1964.
ISSN: 0022-4995
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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