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    The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organization, Investment, and Production (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy) (Hardback) Edited by Alan Bowman, Edited by Andrew Wilson

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    DescriptionThis volume is a collection of studies which presents new analyses of the nature and scale of Roman agriculture in the Mediterranean world from c. 100 BC to AD 350. It provides a clear understanding of the fundamental features of Roman agricultural production through studying the documentary and archaeological evidence for the modes of land exploitation and the organisation, development of, and investment in this sector of the Roman economy. Moving substantially beyond the simple assumption that agriculture was the dominant sector of the ancient economy, the volume explores what was special and distinctive about it, especially with a view of its development and integration during a period of expansion and prosperity across the empire. The papers exemplify a range of possible approaches to studying and, within limits, quantifying aspects of Roman agricultural production, marshalling a large quantity of evidence, chiefly archaeological and papyrological, to address important questions of the organisation and performance of this sector in the Roman world.

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    The Roman Agricultural Economy
    Organization, Investment, and Production
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Alan Bowman, Edited by Andrew Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199665723
    ISBN 10: 0199665729

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    Abridged Dewey: 937
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    Illustrations note
    103 in-text illustrations
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    24 July 2013
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    Author Information
    Andrew Wilson is Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and Chairman of the Society for Libyan Studies. He has directed excavations in Italy, Tunisia, and Libya, and is the author of numerous articles on ancient water supply, ancient technology, economy, and trade.
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    The Roman Agricultural Economy contains wide-ranging and high-quality scholarship that, on the one hand, reflects the focus of current investigations and, on the other, provides fruitful material for future research. This balance renders it a welcome addition to scholarship on the Roman economy, and a worthy successor in the OXREP series. Taco Terpstra, The Classical Journal
    Table of contents
    LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ; LIST OF FIGURES ; LIST OF TABLES ; 1. Introduction: Quantifying Roman Agriculture ; 2. The State and Production in the Roman Agrarian Economy ; 3. GIS Models of Roman Agricultural Production ; 4. Agricultural Production in the Hinterland of Rome: Wine and Olive Oil ; 5. Capital Investment and Agriculture: Multi-Press Facilities from Gaul, the Iberian Peninsula and the Black Sea region ; 6. The Rural Landscape of Thugga: Farms, Presses, Mills and Transport ; 7. Agricultural Productivity in Roman Egypt ; 8. The Agricultural Economy of the Mendesian Nome during the Roman Period ; 9. Mechanical irrigation: water-lifting devices in the archaeological evidence and in the Egyptian papyri ; 10. Agriculture in the Faynan: Food Supply for Industry ; INDEX