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Title: Nabataean economy in the light of archaeological evidence
Author: Al-Salameen, Zeyad Mahdi Mohammad
ISNI:       0000 0004 2716 7206
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2004
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The present study deals with the Nabataean economy in the light of archaeological evidence. It depends on some limited historical sources, epigraphy, published data from archaeological excavations and surveys and new data published for the first time after a survey conducted by the author in Bayda, five kilometres north of Petra, Jordan. The study is divided into three chapters. The first chapter is concerned with Nabataean trade, both at local and international levels. This chapter includes a discussion on the Nabataean trade routes, maritime commerce, Nabataean legal and commercial documents, markets and commodities. In addition, this chapter contains a study of the Nabataean metrological system and relevant aspects of Nabataean numismatics. In the second chapter Nabataean agriculture is analysed. The study tries to illuminate further the role of this component in the formation of the Nabataean economy. The study concentrates particularly on the Nabataean agricultural installations, broadly speaking, the wine and olive presses which have been found at certain sites in Nabataea. They are dealt with in terms of their geographical distribution, capacities and other statistical and economic analyses. This study is followed by descriptive, typological and quantitative accounts of wine production at Bayda in particular. In the final chapter diverse industries are listed and discussed. These include: mining, bitumen, perfume, textiles, carpentry and leather industries. These three chapters are followed by general conclusions and appendices including maps, tables, models, figures and plates.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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