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Banking and Business in the Roman World : Key Themes in Ancient History - Jean Andreau

Banking and Business in the Roman World

Key Themes in Ancient History

By: Jean Andreau, Janet Lloyd (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 5th June 2004
ISBN: 9780521380317
Number Of Pages: 200

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This is the first book to present a synthetic view of Roman banking and financial life from the fourth century BC to the end of the third century AD. It describes the business deals of the elite and the professional bankers and the interventions of the state. It shows to what extent the spirit of profit and enterprise predominated over the traditional values of Rome, what economic role these financiers played, and how that role compares with that of their later counterparts.

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'... a nice new interpretation of tesserae nummulariae, Roman interest rates, the rarity of state intervention in financial matters, and lack of public borrowing ... will inject new life into anglophone teaching and study of the Roman economy.' Journal of Roman Studies

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. x
Glossaryp. xii
Table of monetary equivalenciesp. xvii
Mapp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
The financial activities of the elitep. 9
Banks and bankersp. 30
Other categories of financiersp. 50
Dependantsp. 64
The tablets of Murecinep. 71
The tesserae nummulariaep. 80
The interest ratep. 90
Rome's responses to financiers and financial crisesp. 100
The financial activities of the city of Rome and of the Empirep. 112
The problem of quantities and quantitative developmentsp. 127
Financial life in Roman society and economyp. 139
Bibliographical essayp. 155
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 172
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ISBN: 9780521380317
ISBN-10: 0521380316
Series: Key Themes in Ancient History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 5th June 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41