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The work of Karl Polanyi (1886-1964) touched many themes in philosophy and social theory which led to collaboration with scholars in many disciplines. The most recent group of scholars affected by Polanyi's ideas came together to present talks at various international conferences. From those conferences arose this collection which represents a move towrad a better understanding of ancient people's attempts at situating economic life within society.
Some of the topics covered include a socail and economic analysis of ancient, pre-state Greece and classical Maya; the Maoriwomen and slaves; rural India; rural Kentucky and pre-Industrail Japan.
Contributors include: Walter Donlan, Ian Morris, John Adams, Vernon Scarborough, and William Schaniel, Makoto Maruyama and Rhoda Halperin.
Colin Duncan is adjunct assistant professor of history at Queenès University in Kingston, whre he specialises in the environmental history of British agriculture.
David Tandy is associate professor of classics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville; his speciality is early Greece.
Volume 3 of the Critical Perspectives on Historic Issues series.
|Author||DUNCAN & TANDY [Edito|
|Date Published||1 Jan 1993|
|Publisher||Black Rose Books|