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    DescriptionTrade, exchange and commerce touched the lives of everyone in antiquity, especially those who lived in urban areas. Trade, Traders and the Ancient City addresses the nature of exchange and commerce and the effects it had in cities throughout the ancient world, from the Bronze Age Near East to late Roman northern Italy. Trade, Traders and the Ancient City employs the most recent archaeological, papyrological, epigraphic and literary evidence to present an innovative and timely analysis of the importance and influence of trade in the ancient world.

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    Trade, Traders and the Ancient City
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    Edited by Helen Parkins, Edited by Christopher Smith
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415165174
    ISBN 10: 0415165172

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 black & white tables
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    01 July 1998
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    Author Information
    Helen Parkins is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. She is the editor of Roman Urbanism: Beyond the Consumer City (Routledge 1997). Christopher Smith is a Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of St. Andrews. His publications include Early Rome and Latium: Economy and Society c. 1000-500 BC (Oxford University Press 1996).
    Review quote
    "Largely derived from a conference held at the University of St.Andrews in 1995, this collection of 11 essays takes a fresh look at the relationship between the city and the ancient economy...Taken as a whole, these articles attempt to move beyond the standard primitivist versus modernist view of the ancient economy, though most seem more comfortable in the latter camp. Even so, they try to address the question in new ways...Contributors present their arguments in a clear fashion largely devoid of the confusing jargon typical of books devoted to the subject. In doing so they have created a work bound to pique the interest both of the newcomers to the field and of general readers and to stimulate discussion among expert scholars.."
    Table of contents
    List of Figures Notes on Contributors Preface List of Abbreviations 1. Time for Change? Shaping the Future of the Ancient Economy Helen Parkins 2. The Old Assyrian Merchants Amelie Kuhrt 3. Traders and Artisans in Archaic Central Italy Christopher Smith 4. Trade on the Black Sea in the Archaic and Classical Periods: Some Observations Gocha R. Tsetskhladze 5. Ceramics and Positivism Revisited: Greek Transport Amphoras and History Mark Lawall 6. The Grain Trade of Athens in the Fourth Century BC Michael Whitby 7. Land Transport in Roman Italy: Costs, Practice and the Economy Ray Laurence 8. Trade and Traders in the Roman World: Scale, Structure, and Organization Jeremy Paterson 9. Trade and the City in Roman Egypt Richard Alston 10. Soul Merchants: Trade Networks, Religious Diffusion and Christian Origins in Northern Italy Mark Humphries 11. Ancient Economies: Models and Muddles John Davies Indexes.