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The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study


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April 2009

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Offers a contemporary approach to the crucial issue of the supply of grain in the Roman Empire.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. Production and productivity in Roman agriculture; 2. The world of the smallholder; 3. Farmers and their market relations; 4. Market integration: connecting supply and demand; 5. Rome and the corn provinces; 6. Urban food supply and grain market intervention; Conclusions; References; Indexes.

Portrait

Paul Erdkamp is Research Fellow in Ancient History at Leiden University. He is the author of Hunger and the Sword. Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (264-30 BC) (1998). He is the editor of The Roman Army and the Economy (1998) and The Companion to the Roman Army (forthcoming).

Pressestimmen

"Erdkamp's work is a successful discussion of an important and fundamental area of Roman history. The Grain Market in the Roman Empire is a valuable addition to the scholarly literature on the supply and distribution of food within the center of the Empire and the forces of the ancient market. Erdkamp's attention to the complexities of the economic, political, and social forces and his use of appropriate ethnographic evidence makes his case a persuasive one. Erdkamp's familiarty with the literary and material evidence and his fluency with the theoretical forces that drive the ancient market will ensure that his ideas remain an important element in the discussion of the Roman economy for years to come." Joseph Lemak, Elmira College, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "This is an original and important analysis of the grain supply of the Roman empire, methodologically ambitious, thoughtful, thoroughly researched. Erdkamp's work makes intelligent use of comparative evidence from medieval and modern Europe to model the Roman grain market, from production, through regional and international trade, to its sale to the consumer. It ought to be widely read by scholars and students of the Roman grain trade, agriculture, nutrition, and social welfare." -- Phoenix
EAN: 9780521117838
ISBN: 0521117836
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2009
Seitenanzahl: 380 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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