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Quantifying the Roman Economy Methods and Problems

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 06/2013





Note Editore

This collection of essays is the first volume in a new series, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy. Edited by the series editors, it focuses on the economic performance of the Roman empire, analysing the extent to which Roman political domination of the Mediterranean and north-west Europe created the conditions for the integration of agriculture, production, trade, and commerce across the regions of the empire. Using the evidence of both documents and archaeology, the contributors suggest how we can derive a quantified account of economic growth and contraction in the period of the empire's greatest extent and prosperity.




Sommario

1 - Introduction. Quantifying the Roman economy: integration, growth, decline?
2 - Urbanization as a proxy of demographic and economic growth
3 - Response to Elio Lo Cascio
4 - Archaeology, demography, and Roman economic growth
5 - Peopling the countryside: Roman demography in the Albegna Valley and Jerba
6 - Peopling ancient landscapes: potential and problems
7 - Quantifying Egyptian agriculture
8 - Response to Alan Bowman
9 - Approaches to quantifying Roman trade
10 - Approaches to quantifying Roman trade: response
11 - A comment on Andrew Wilson: 'Approaches to quantifying Roman trade'
12 - Coinage and metal supply
13 - Roman silver coinage: mints, metallurgy, and production
14 - Some numismatic approaches to quantifying the Roman economy
15 - Earnings and costs: living standards and the Roman economy
16 - How prosperous were the Romans?
17 - New ways of studying incomes in the Roman economy




Autore

Alan Bowman is Camden Professor Emeritus of Ancient History and Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. His research interests focus on papyrology, the Vindolanda Writing tablets, and the social and economic history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and the Roman Empire. Andrew Wilson is Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and Chairman of the Society for Libyan Studies. He has directed excavations in Italy, Tunisia, and Libya, and is the author of numerous articles on ancient water supply, ancient technology, economy, and trade.










Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780199679294

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy
Dimensioni: 216 x 20.1 x 141 mm Ø 352 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:43 in-text illustrations
Pagine Arabe: 376


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