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By Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia

The transition among the 2d and the first millennium BC was once an period of deep fiscal alterations within the old close to East. An expanding monetization of transactions, a broader use of silver, the administration of the assets of temples via “entrepreneurs”, the advance of latest alternate circuits and an increasing deepest, small-scale economic climate, reworked the position formerly performed through associations reminiscent of temples and royal palaces. The 17 essays accumulated the following research the commercial changes which affected the previous dominant powers of the past due Bronze Age, their edition to a brand new financial setting, the emergence of latest fiscal actors and the impression of those adjustments on very various social sectors and geographic parts, from small groups within the oases of the Egyptian Western wasteland to densely populated city components in Mesopotamia. Egypt used to be no longer an exception. characteristically regarded as a conservative and hugely hierarchical and bureaucratic society, Egypt shared however a lot of those features and attempted to conform its financial association to the demanding situations of a brand new period. after all, the emergence of imperial super-powers (Assyria, Babylonia, Persia and, to a lesser quantity, Kushite and Saite Egypt) will be interpreted because the resolution of former palatial enterprises to the industrial and geopolitical stipulations of the early Iron Age. a brand new order the place pageant for the regulate of flows of wealth and of strategic buying and selling components looks crucial.

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