The Ancient Economy

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University of California Press, 1973 - Economic history - 222 pages
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User Review  - haeesh - LibraryThing

This book was immensely influential in its day. I use "in its day" to point to the out-of-date approach of Finley and his subsequent eclipse. He states that there is essentially no "ancient economy ... Read full review

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User Review  - timspalding - LibraryThing

A fascinating book. Some of the per-se economics is wrong, or at least out of date. But, like everything Finley wrote, it's briliant, forcing intellectual daring and rigor on a discipline--at best--too accustomed to lazy, unreflective "common sense" reasoning. Read full review

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