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Die ekonomie van die antieke platteland

G.J. Volschenk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 59, No 1 | a640 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v59i1.640 | © 2003 G.J. Volschenk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 October 2003 | Published: 27 October 2003

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G.J. Volschenk, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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The economy in the agrarian society

This article is an introduction to a three part series on the ancient economy. The conflict theory is the reference framework for the interpretation of the first century Palestinian society. The broad characteristics of the agrarian society are being discussed. Two aspects of the ancient economy, namely production and distribution of resources and goods are discussed. Lastly, the ancient economy can be interpreted within a holistic and systemic-interrelated model. The model shows the place and function of the economy in the ancient society.


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