Palace economy

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A Palace economy was an early form of redistribution economy where all aspects of life were controlled by early monarchs and dictators.[1][2]


Early city-states(or poleis) were generally controlled by the palatial power with only a sparse free or private economy.[3]

See also


  1. Palace economy
  2. Redistribution in Aegean Palatial Societies. A View from Outside the Palace: The Sanctuary and the Damos in Mycenaean Economy and Society
  3. The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States