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“Rulers ruled by women”: an economic analysis of the rise and fall of women’s rights in ancient Sparta

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  • Robert Fleck

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  • F. Hanssen

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economics of Governance.

Volume (Year): 10 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 221-245

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Keywords: Greece; Institutions; Property rights; Sparta; Women’s rights; D23; D70; J16; J20; K11; N33; N43;

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  1. Douglas Allen & Vera Lantinova, 2013. "The ancient olympics as a signal of city-state strength," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 23-44, February.
  2. David Skarbek, 2009. "Alertness, local knowledge, and Johnny Appleseed," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer, vol. 22(4), pages 415-424, December.
  3. Kyriazis, Nicholas & Economou, Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros, 2012. "Property rights and democratic values in Bronze Age and Archaic Greece," MPRA Paper 42399, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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