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    DescriptionThis 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.

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    Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Duncan-Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521892896
    ISBN 10: 0521892899

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: ECO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: BUS022000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A45500000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 330.937
    DC21: 330.937
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    LC classification: HC39 .D886 1990
    Thema V1.0: NHB, KCZ, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    29 b/w illus. 51 tables
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    Publication date
    02 May 2002
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    Table of contents
    List of figures; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Time and Distance: 1. Communication-speed and contact by sea in the Roman empire; 2. Trade, taxes and money; 3. Separation and cohesion in Mediterranean trade; 4. Stability and change; Part II. Demography and Manpower: 5. Age-awareness in the Roman world; 6. Roman life-expectancy; 7. Pay and numbers in Diocletian's army; Part III. Agrarian Patterns: 8. Land and landed wealth; 9. The price of wheat in Roman Egypt; Part IV. The World of Cities: 10. The social cost of urbanisation; 11. Who paid for public building?; Part V. Tax-Payment and Tax-Assessment: 12. Taxation in money and taxation in kind; 13. Land, taxes and labour: implications of the iugum; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.