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    DescriptionThis book offers readers a comprehensive and innovative introduction to the economy of the Roman Empire. Focusing on the principal determinants, features and consequences of Roman economic development and integrating additional web-based materials, it is designed as an up-to-date survey that is accessible to all audiences. Five main sections discuss theoretical approaches drawn from economics, labor regimes, the production of power and goods, various means of distribution from markets to predation, and the success and ultimate failure of the Roman economy. The book not only covers traditionally prominent features such as slavery, food production and monetization but also highlights the importance of previously neglected aspects such as the role of human capital, energy generation, rent-taking, logistics and human wellbeing, and convenes a group of five experts to debate the nature of Roman trade.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Walter Scheidel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 458
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521898225
    ISBN 10: 0521898226
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    DC22: 330.937
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    DC23: 330.937
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: HC39 .C36 2012
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: NHD, KCZ, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    6 b/w illus. 1 map 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Walter Scheidel is Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and History at Stanford University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on the ancient world, including The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (with Ian Morris and Richard Saller, 2007). His work, which has focused on ancient social and economic history, historical demography and the history of empire, has been widely recognized for its innovative quantitative and comparative modelling, cross-cultural scope and transdisciplinary breadth across the social sciences and life sciences.
    Review quote
    'Students, at all levels, of the ancient Mediterranean world have much to learn from this Companion. ... [the] price should encourage personal purchase and course adoption. Excellent critical bibliographies; near-comprehensive index. Summing up: highly recommended.' Choice
    Table of contents
    Part I. Introduction: 1. Approaching the Roman economy Walter Scheidel; Part II. Theory: 2. Roman economic thought Gloria Vivenza; 3. The contribution of economics Peter Temin; 4. Human capital and economic growth Richard Saller; Part III. Labor: 5. Slavery Walter Scheidel; 6. Contract labor Dennis Kehoe; Part IV. Production: 7. Raw materials and energy Andrew Wilson; 8. Food production Geoffrey Kron; 9. Manufacturing Cameron Hawkins; Part V. Distribution: 10. Predation Peter Fibiger Bang; 11. Transport Colin Adams; 12. Urbanism Paul Erdkamp; 13. Money and finance Sitta von Reden; 14. A forum on trade Andrew Wilson, Morris Silver, Peter Fibiger Bang, Paul Erdkamp and Neville Morley; Part VI. Outcomes: 15. Physical wellbeing Walter Scheidel; 16. Post-imperial economies Simon Loseby.