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    Banking and Business in the Roman World (Key Themes in Ancient History) (Paperback) By (author) Jean Andreau, Translated by Janet Lloyd, Series edited by P.A. Cartledge, Series edited by Peter Garnsey

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    DescriptionIn the first century BC lending and borrowing by the senators was the talk of Rome and even provoked political crises. During this same period, the state tax-farmers were handling enormous sums and exploiting the provinces of the Empire. Until now no book has presented a synthetic view of Roman banking and financial life as a whole, from the time of the appearance of the first bankers' shops in the Forum between 318 and 310 BC down to the end of the Principate in AD 284. Professor Andreau writes of the business deals of the elite and the professional bankers and also of the interventions of the state. To what extent did the spirit of profit and enterprise predominate over the traditional values of the city of Rome? And what economic role did these financiers play? How should we compare that role to that of their counterparts in later periods.


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    Title
    Banking and Business in the Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Andreau, Translated by Janet Lloyd, Series edited by P.A. Cartledge, Series edited by Peter Garnsey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521389327
    ISBN 10: 0521389321
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JHM, KFFK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17840
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, HIS002000
    DC22: 336.37
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 332.10937
    LC classification: HG186.R75 A5313 1999
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JHM, KFFK, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... 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
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. The financial activities of the elites; 3. Banks and bankers; 4. Other categories of financiers; 5. Dependants; 6. The tablets of Murecine; 7. The tesserae nummulariae; 8. The interest rate; 9. Rome's responses to financiers and financial crises; 10. The financial activities of the city of Rome and of the empire; 11. The problem of quantities and quantitative developments; 12. Financial life in Roman society and its economy.