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From political economy to anthropology situating economic life in past societies

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Published by Black Rose Books in Montréal, New York .
Written in English


  • Economic history.,
  • Economic anthropology.,
  • Political anthropology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Colin A.M. Duncan and David W. Tandy.
SeriesCritical perspectives on historic issues,, v. 3
ContributionsDuncan, Colin A. M. 1954-, Tandy, David W.
LC ClassificationsHC31 .F76 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 186 p. :
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1441663M
ISBN 101895431883, 1895431891
LC Control Number93073927

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