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Image and Economy in the Ancient World: The Bronze Age of Mikhail Rostovtzeff

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines what led Mikhail Rostovtzeff, an ancient historian, almost a century ago to compare distributions of composite figures from China to Scandinavia. Rostovtzeff is known for his ... More


Famines, Markets and Intervention

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Some of the deficiencies of direct delivery strategies as a means of preventing famines are noted before the part that markets can play in precipitating or relieving famine is explored. The ... More


Constitutional Anomie

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

During 1997–2007 the constitution of the United Kingdom was modified but not fundamentally reformed. New Labour suffered from constitutional anomie predominantly due to intra‐executive confusion ... More


Democratic Analysis

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The political studies community in the United Kingdom has traditionally adopted a distinctive and insular approach, in terms of theory and methods, to constitutional research but there is a pressing ... More


Macroeconomic Stability

Hiroyuki Odagiri

in Growth through Competition, Competition through Growth: Strategic Management and the Economy in Japan

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288732
eISBN:
9780191596711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288735.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the employment adjustment behaviour of Japanese management and the effect of this on macroeconomic stability. With a theoretical model and an empirical application, we argue ... More


The Rentier Aesthetics of Henry James

Andrew Lawson

in Downwardly Mobile: The Changing Fortunes of American Realism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199828050
eISBN:
9780199933334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828050.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter shows how James lacked a secure social position within the Northeastern bourgeoisie because his rentier father effectively spent his inheritance, forcing him carve out a career as a ... More


Invasion or inflation? Hoards and barbarians in sixth- and early seventh-century Greece

Florin Curta and Siu-lun Wong

in The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The many hoards of bronze coins buried in Greece in the sixth and early seventh century may have belonged to soldiers or officers in the army. That hoards of the 580s were a military phenomenon, not ... More


Restrictions on private property in Gandhi, Christianity, Plato, and the Stoics

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Gandhi praised Christ's advocacy of subsistence-living without hoarding for tomorrow, and required these for a non-violent attitude. Even one's body was not one's own property. Reinterpreting Ruskin, ... More


The markets for essential bread

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This long chapter describes in eight cases how the muhtasib attempted to regulate the complex markets of wheat, flour, and bread. In doing so, the muhtasib was challenged by the sultan’s high-ranking ... More


Animal Hoarding: How the Semblance of a Benevolent Mission Becomes Actualized as Egoism and Cruelty

Jane N. Nathanson and Gary J. Patronek

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0085
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how an animal hoarder’s professed mission to rescue animals degenerates into a pattern of chronic animal neglect, cruelty, and death, since hoarders fail to fulfill the ... More


As Long as it Glitters: A Re-evaluation of the Mixed Silver Hoards of Bornholm, Denmark

Gitte Tarnow Ingvardson

in Silver, Butter, Cloth: Monetary and Social Economies in the Viking Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198827986
eISBN:
9780191866678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827986.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter considers the phenomenon of mixed hoards, containing both minted and non-minted silver, from the Baltic island of Bornholm. Rather than following a general Scandinavian trend towards ... More


The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Scott Herring

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Hoarders argues that the mental illness of hoarding (Hoarding Disorder) is not an individual pathology. While abnormal psychology and social work use classification systems such as Diagnostic and ... More


Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Iron-Bearing Cultures Beyond the Harappan Distribution Zone

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks beyond the Harappan distribution zone and studies sites in the mountains in the north, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Deccan, and eastern India. The purpose is to build up ... More


From Austria to Arras: The Gold Armlets from Grave 115, Mannersdorf a.d. Leitha, Lower Austria

Ruth and Vincent Megaw

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0021
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

17 July 1980 was indeed an amazing day when the then Federal Minister for Science in Austria, Dr Herta Firnberg, planned to visit the excavation of the La ... More


Certified Checks and the Currency Premium

Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman

in Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226479514
eISBN:
9780226479651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479651.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

During a crisis there was a shortage of a medium of exchange, a “currency famine,” due to hoarding of cash. To address this problem, certified checks circulated as a hand-to-hand currency. The ... More


The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... More


Looting Lydia the Destruction of an Archaeological Landscape in Western Turkey

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter reports a survey of burial tumuli in the Güre-Uşak region of western Turkey, where the Lydian Hoard was discovered, famous—or infamous—because of its acquisition by the Metropolitan ... More


Dead among the living landscape

Dennis Harding

in Death and Burial in Iron Age Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199687565
eISBN:
9780191918384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687565.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

The discovery of human remains in both hillforts and settlements has a long archaeological history, whether whole or partial skeletons or simply individual bones and ... More


Barrow Landscapes Across the Channel (2500–1600 BC)

Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, and Leo Webley

in The Later Prehistory of North-West Europe: The Evidence of Development-Led Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199659777
eISBN:
9780191918285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199659777.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

It was easy to choose the title of this chapter. Over a span of almost a thousand years, which embraces the late Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and early Bronze Age periods ... More


Mining, Economy, and Society

William O'Brien

in Prehistoric Copper Mining in Europe: 5500-500 BC

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199605651
eISBN:
9780191918094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199605651.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The opening chapter of this book considered different factors that influenced the availability of copper resources in prehistory. While geological distribution and ... More


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