Economics of Ancient Law
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Economics of Ancient Law

  • Elgar Research Reviews in Law

Geoffrey P. Miller

For this wide-ranging research review Professor Miller has drawn on the work of the best-known scholars in this field to explore the relationship between economics and law in ancient societies. Topics covered include: the methodology of ancient economic law; the genesis, structure and limitations on liability in ancient law; the law and economics of the family; the economic structure of land law in ancient times; the management of criminal behavior; the regulation of contracts and commercial transactions; economic markets and institutions of ancient times; bankruptcy and risk; and the economics of constitutional and administrative law in ancient legal systems.
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Geoffrey P. Miller

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