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|Title:||Marketless trading in Hammurabi’s time: A re-appraisal|
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers|
|Citation:||Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 56(2): 159 - 188, (2013)|
|Abstract:||In this article I revisit Karl Polanyi’s writings on ancient Mesopotamia. I begin by situating them in the context of his general approach to trade, markets and money in the ancient world. Next, I reconstruct his major theses on Mesopotamia, drawing upon his published works as well as unpublished documents in the Karl Polanyi and Michael Polanyi archives. Finally, I provide a critical assessment of the merits and demerits of his contribution, with reference to Assyriological research published in the decades that have elapsed since his death in 1964.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers|
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