Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean, C. 1500-1000 B.C.

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May, 1985


Author: Michael Heltzer,Edward Lipiński

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068311358

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 9337

The actual progress in the study of social and economic structures of Late Bronze Age societies requires a general overview of the historical process in the area of the Eastern Mediterranean as a whole. This was the purpose of the symposium the proceedings of which are collected in the form of articles in the present volume. They are studies dealing with the Mycenaean world, with the Hittite Empire, Nuzi, Emar, Alalakh, Ugarit, the Pharaonic lands in the Izreel Valley. Particular attention is paid to the trade between the Aegean and the Levant, as well as to the Sea-Peoples. The proceedings give a comprehensive view of the social and economic historical process in the Eastern Mediterranean between 1500 and 1000 B.C. and constitute an important contribution to the study of this crucial period in the history of the Ancient Middle East.

India Working

Essays on Society and Economy


Author: Barbara Harriss-White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 3016

In this 2002 book, the author describes how the Indian economy works and whether liberalisation has actually helped ordinary Indians.

Law, Society, and Economy

Centenary Essays for the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995


Author: Richard Rawlings,London School of Economics and Political Science

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198262282

Category: Law

Page: 385

View: 4962

This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors have been chosen both for their distinction and for their connection with the LSE, and include such eminent figures as Mrs Justice Arden, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, Sir Stephen Sedley, and Roberto MangabeiraUnger. The essays focus on three main subject areas: Law and Economy; Dimensions of Law; and Courts and Process which are discussed against the broader canvas of the School's approach to Law . Thus, Comaroff, Cohen, Unger and Teubner adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, stressing both legal and social theory, while the contributions of Cranston, Cornish and others stress an internationalist approach. A characteristic LSE focus on the dynamic nature of law runs through the work of Collins, Higgins and Lord Wedderburn, while a reformist tradition (allied with concern for the practical) is explored alongside the introduction of new legal subjects into the curriculum. Fascinating and thought provoking, this volume is an accesible summary of current thought and debate presented by today's leading scholars and practioners. Law, Society and Economy will be of enduring interest to scholars and practioners worldwide, akin to Ginsberg's celebrated and widely cited volume of essays which marked the School's fiftieth anniversary."

Society and Economy in Colonial Connecticut


Author: Jackson Turner Main

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400857716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 5214

A pioneer in American social history, Jackson Turner Main presents the first continuous and detailed picture of the economic and social structure of an American colony from its founding up to the Revolution. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Society and Economy in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1600-1900

Essays in Honor of André Raymond


Author: Nelly Hanna,Raʼūf ʻAbbās Ḥāmid,Raouf Abbas

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774249372

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 4028

A collection of studies by leading scholars in Egypt, the United States, and Europe, this book offers a selection of research in Ottoman-era Egypt and the Middle East, and serves as a tribute to author's own work. It includes an investigation of European attitudes toward the Orient through the travel accounts of Russian pilgrims to the Levant.

Aspects Of Indian Society And Economy In The 19Th Century


Author: V. Gaulam

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120800571

Category: India

Page: 201

View: 2688

This study presents a valuable account of social and economic conditions in India in the ninteenth century. Drawing upon the material gathered from the reports preserved in the desoatches of the American Consuls in Calcutta and Bombay, the author has evaluated sources for the history of Modern India which had not been tapped before. He has examined the material critically and built up his thesis on firm grounds, carefully delineating the conditions under which the American consuls wrote their reports.

Society and Economy in Modern Britain 1700-1850


Author: Richard Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982771

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2240

For both contemporaries and later historians the Industrial Revolution is viewed as a turning point' in modern British history. There is no doubt that change occurred, but what was the nature of that change and how did affect rural and urban society? Beginning with an examination of the nature of history and Britain in 1700, this volume focuses on the economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Unlike many previous textbooks on the same period, it emphasizes British history, and deals with developments in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in their own right. It is the emphasis on the diversity, not the uniformity of experience, on continuities as well as change in this crucial period of development, which makes this volume distinctive. In his companion title Richard Brown completes his examination of the period and looks at the changes that took place in Britain's political system and in its religious affiliations.

State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (RLE Saudi Arabia)


Author: Tim Niblock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317539974

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 831

Saudi Arabia is one of the most important countries in the modern world. Not only does it possess some 25 per cent of the world’s proven oil reserves, it also plays a crucial role in the wider Gulf region where over 50 per cent of proven reserves are located. Developments in Saudi Arabia will inevitably affect the economic well-being of the Western industrialised world, Japan and much of the Third World. At the same time, Saudi Arabia is ruled in a traditional way by an all-powerful king and royal family, and is one of the key countries of Islam, the Holy City of Mecca being within the country’s boundaries. The inroad of modern Western forces into this traditional Islamic society is underlined by the fact that may key posts are filled with imported Western workers. This book, first published in 1982, containing contributions by the world’s leading Middle Eastern experts, provides a comprehensive overview of important social, political and economic developments in Saudi Arabia. The opening chapters consider the formation of the Saudi State, and the bulk of the book surveys key themes such as political opposition, the oil industry, energy policy, banking, external relations and the future direction of development.

Society and Economy

Framework and Principles


Author: Mark Granovetter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977831

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4460

A work of exceptional ambition by the founder of modern economic sociology, this first full account of Mark Granovetter’s ideas stresses that the economy is not a sphere separate from other human activities but is deeply embedded in social relations and subject to the same emotions, ideas, and constraints as religion, science, politics, or law.

Society and Economy

Models of Social Man


Author: Per Otnes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 3923

This book confronts a major institution of recent decades â?? neo-liberalism and its exaggerated pro-market views. It examines two of its Game Theory models: The Prisonerâ??s Dilemma and The Tragedy of the Commons. Both are shown to be basically unstable; they may change into several quite distinct games at any phase. Market economics has a base in Game Theory much in the same way as mathematics in formal logic.

The Ancient Near East

History, Society and Economy


Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134750919

Category: History

Page: 626

View: 339

The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500–500 bc) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years’ worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed by one of the leading scholars of Assyriology. Utilizing research derived from the most recent archaeological finds, the text has been fully revised for this English edition and explores Liverani’s current thinking on the history of the Ancient Near East. The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images for this edition, provide insights into the material and textual sources for the Ancient Near East. Many highlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East represents one of the greatest books ever written on the subject and is a must read for students who will not have had the chance to explore the depth of Liverani’s scholarship.

Early Mesopotamia

Society and Economy at the Dawn of History


Author: Nicholas Postgate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678862X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 1303

The roots of our modern world lie in the civilization of Mesopotamia, which saw the development of the first urban society and the invention of writing. The cuneiform texts reveal the technological and social innovations of Sumer and Babylonia as surprisingly modern, and the influence of this fascinating culture was felt throughout the Near East. Early Mesopotamia gives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

Lagos State

Governance, Society & Economy


Author: Dele Olowu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789782601209

Category: Lagos (Nigeria)

Page: 177

View: 3953

Before the Industrial Revolution

European Society and Economy 1000-1700


Author: Carlo M. Cipolla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113487748X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7738

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Scotland's Society and Economy in Transition, C.1500-c.1760


Author: Ian D. Whyte

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: 182

View: 1976

During the last twenty years there has been an explosion of new research into the development of Scotland from a small, backward country on the periphery of Europe to one poised to undergo industrialisation in step with England. This book provides an overview of key themes related to social change and economic development in early Modern Scotland aimed at demonstrating how this transformation occurred.

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society


Author: Steven C. Hackett

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765601094

Category: Science

Page: 327

View: 9381

Integrating aspects of philosophy, political science, and some environmental science, this text provides a multidisciplinary approach to environmental economics and natural resources policy. Included is a chapter on value systems and the role of ethics.

Economy and Society

An Outline of Interpretive Sociology


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520035003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1470

View: 8921

Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.

Vom E-Business zur E-Society

New Economy im Wandel


Author: Lothar Beyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783879887378

Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 306

View: 3222

The Making of a Hinterland

State, Society, and Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937


Author: Kenneth Pomeranz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520913196

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1518

This wholly original reassessment of critical issues in modern Chinese history traces social, economic, and ecological change in inland North China during the late Qing dynasty and the Republic. Using many new sources, Kenneth Pomeranz argues that the development of certain regions entailed the systematic underdevelopment of other regions. He maps changes in local finance, farming, transportation, taxation, and popular protest, and analyzes the consequences for different classes, sub-regions, and genders. Pomeranz attributes these diverse developments to several causes: the growing but incomplete integration of North China into the world economy, the state's abandonment of many hinterland areas and traditional functions, and the effect of local social structures on these processes. He shows that hinterlands were made, not merely found, and were powerfully shaped by the strategies of local groups as well as outside forces.