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TitleEconomics of ancient law
Author edited by Geoffrey P. Miller
Imprint Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2010
Edition 1st ed
Descript xxv, 763 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


The modern uses of ancient law / Richard A. Epstein -- Rethinking comparative law : variety and uniformity in ancient and modern tort law / Saul Levmore -- A theory of primitive society, with special reference to law / Richard A. Posner -- The rise and fall of communal liability in ancient law / Francesco Parisi and Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci -- The genesis of liability in ancient law / Francesco Parisi -- Rethinking group responsibility and strategic threats in biblical texts and modern law / Saul Levmore -- Why dowries? / Maristella Botticini and Aloysius Siow -- The rule of one-third / Rick Geddes and Paul J. Zak -- Land, debt, and the man of property in classical Athens / M.I. Finley -- Ancient land law : Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel / Robert C. Ellickson and Charles DiA. Thorland -- The origins and evolution of property rights systems / Francesco Parisi -- Why the ancients may not have needed a system of criminal law / James Lindgren -- Punishing the innocent along with the guilty : the economics of individual versus group punishment / Thomas J. Miceli and Kathleen Segerson -- Money and justiciability / David Daube -- Contracts of Genesis / Geoffrey P. Miller -- Ritual and regulation : a legal economic interpretation of selected Biblical texts / Geoffrey P. Miller -- A market economy in the early Roman Empire / Peter Temin -- The law and economics of hoarding / Keith Sharfman -- Law and the rise of the firm / Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire -- Risk aversion in the Talmud / Robert J. Aumann -- Game theoretic analysis of a bankruptcy problem from the Talmud / Robert J. Aumann and Michael Maschler -- The origins of democracy : a model with application to ancient Greece / Robert K. Fleck and F. Andrew Hanssen -- J as constitutionalist : a political interpretation of Exodus 17:8-16 and related texts / Geoffrey P. Miller -- Biblical tax systems and the case for progressive taxation / Adam S. Chodorow

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