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Author Cohen, Edward E.
Title Athenian economy and society : a banking perspective / Edward E. Cohen.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1992]
©1992

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HG237 .C65 1992    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HG237 .C65 1992    AVAILABLE  
Author Cohen, Edward E.
Subject Banks and banking -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
Greece -- History -- Spartan and Theban Supremacies, 404-362 B.C.
Description xviii, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-253) and index.
ISBN 0691036098 (acid-free paper) : $35.00
0691015929 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 25632545
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Abbreviations 
Ch. 1Market Economy - Banking Reality3
  The Athenian Economy3
  The Trapeza as True Bank8
  Currency Exchange18
  False Anachronism: The Modern Invention of the Athenian Pawnshop22
Ch. 2A Methodological Alternative to the Misuse of Statistics26
  The Perils of Cliometrics27
  "Forensic Attestation": An Alternative Approach36
Ch. 3Financial Context and Concepts41
  Freedom from Regulation and Oligopoly42
  In Lieu of Interest: "Maritime" and "Landed" Yields44
Ch. 4Wives, Slaves, and the Athenian Banker61
  A "Strictly Personal" Business62
  Assets, Human and Other66
  Unavailable and Undesirable: Free Citizens as Bank Employees70
  Slaves and Wives73
  The Banking Household: A Traditional Form Transformed82
  Adaptation to Slave Enterprise90
  Women, Law, and Property101
Ch. 5Banking Operations: "Risk-Laden Revenues from 'Other People's Money'"111
  Obtaining "Other People's Money"114
  Deploying Other People's Money for Maritime Loans121
  Maritime Finance136
  Denial of the Role of Bankers in Sea Finance160
  The Bankers' Own Money183
Ch. 6The Banks' Role in the Economy190
  The "Invisible Economy"191
  The Structure of Credit207
  Bank Failures and Economic History215
 Works Cited225
 Index of Passages Cited255
 General Index269


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