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Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy - Richard Duncan-Jones

Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy

Hardcover Published: 27th April 1990
ISBN: 9780521354776
Number Of Pages: 264

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This book by the author of The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies considers important interlocking themes. Did the Roman Empire have a single 'national' economy, or was its economy localised and fragmented? Can coin and pottery survivals demonstrate the importance of long-distance trade? How fast did essential news travel by sea, and what does that imply about Mediterranean sailing-patterns? Further subjects considered include taxation, commodity-prices, demography, and army pay and manpower. The book is very wide-ranging in its geographical coverage and in the evidence that it explores. By analysing specific features of the economy the contrasting discussions examine important questions about its character and limitations, and about how surviving evidence should be interpreted. The book throws new and significant light on the economic life of Europe and the Mediterranean in antiquity, and will be valuable to ancient historians and students of European economic history.

IntroductionlPart I
Communication-speed and contact by sea in the Roman empire
Trade, taxes and money
Separation and cohesion in Mediterranean trade
Stability and changelPart II
Age-awareness in the Roman world
Roman life-expectancy
Pay and numbers in Diocletian's armylPart III
Land and landed wealth
The price of wheat in Roman EgyptlPart IV
The social cost of urbanisation
Who paid for public building?lPart V
Taxation in money and taxation in kind
Land, taxes and labour: implications of the iugum
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521354776
ISBN-10: 0521354773
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 27th April 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56

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