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Manufacture, Trade, and the Economy

Matt Gibbs

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571451.013.0004

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 Manufacture, Trade, and the Economy

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This article discusses the nature of manufacture, trade, and the economy in Egypt during the first three centuries of Roman rule. The human element of trade and manufacture is considered here, in combination with an overview of the organization of labour and production. The article also examines the markets within and beyond the province, which affected the movement of information, people, and goods.

Keywords: Roman Egypt; Roman rule; manufacturing; trading; labour; production

Article.  9805 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology ; Industrial Archaeology

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