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Title: Structure, Agency and Commerce in the Ancient Near East
Author(s): LAMBERG-KARLOVSKY, C.C.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 44 Date: 2009
The nature of the economy in the Bronze Age of the Near East has been long debated. Various models are reviewed, as is the role of merchants, the structure and extent of ‘international trade’, and the nature of the market-economy. The diversity of co-occuring structures are seen as characteristic of the ancient economy.