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Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 06/2020





Note Editore

This volume, featuring sixteen contributions from leading Roman historians and archaeologists, sheds new light on approaches to the economic history of urban craftsmen and traders in the Roman world, with a particular emphasis on the imperial period. Combining a wide range of research traditions from all over Europe and utilizing evidence from Italy, the western provinces, and the Greek-speaking east, this edited collection is divided into four parts. It first considers the scholarly history of Roman crafts and trade in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on Germany and the Anglo-Saxon world, and on Italy and France. Chapters discuss how scholarly thinking about Roman craftsmen and traders was influenced by historical and intellectual developments in the modern world, and how different (national) research traditions followed different trajectories throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second part highlights the economic strategies of craftsmen and traders, examining strategies of long-distance traders and the phenomenon of specialization, and presenting case studies of leather-working and bread-baking. In the third part, the human factor in urban crafts and trade—including the role of apprenticeship, gender, freedmen, and professional associations—is analysed, and the volume ends by exploring the position of crafts in urban space, considering the evidence for artisanal clustering in the archaeological and papyrological record, and providing case studies of the development of commercial landscapes at Aquincum on the Danube and at Sagalassos in Pisidia.




Sommario

1 - Roman Craftsmen and Traders: Towards an Intellectual History
2 - Twentieth Century Italian Research on Craftsmen, Traders, and their Professional Organizations in the Roman World
3 - The Archaeology of Ancient Urban Workshops: A French Approach?
4 - Mercantile Specialization and Trading Communities: Economic Strategies in Roman Maritime Trade
5 - Driving Forces for Specialization: Market, Location Factors, Productivity Improvements
6 - Fashionable Footwear: Craftsmen and Consumers in the North-West Provinces of the Roman Empire
7 - Contextualizing the Operational Sequence: Pompeian Bakeries as a Case Study
8 - Disciplina, patrocinium, nomen: The Benefits of Apprenticeship in the Roman World
9 - Women, Trade, and Production in the Urban Centres of Roman Italy
10 - Freedmen and Agency in Roman Business
11 - The Social Organization of Commerce and Crafts in Ancient Arles: Heterogeneity, Hierarchy, and Patronage
12 - Hierapolis and its Professional Associations: A Comparative Analysis
13 - Working Together: Clusters of Artisans in the Roman City
14 - Spatial Concentration and Dispersal of Roman Textile Crafts
15 - Industry and Commerce in the City of Aquincum
16 - The Potters of Ancient Sagalassos Revisited




Autore

Andrew Wilson is Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire at the University of Oxford. Miko Flohr is a Lecturer in Ancient History at Leiden University.










Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780198852902

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy
Dimensioni: 232 x 21.0 x 155 mm Ø 668 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:75 black and white illustrations
Pagine Arabe: 432


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