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Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production (Alan K Bowman Andrew Wilson (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780199665723
Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production (Alan K Bowman Andrew Wilson (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2013) 9780199665723
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Title: Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Author: Bowman, Alan K Andrew Wilson (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199665723

Volumes: 1; Pages: 400

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This 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. Table of ContentsList of ContributorsList of FiguresList of Tables1. Introduction: Quantifying Roman Agriculture, Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson2. The State and Production in the Roman Agrarian Economy, Dennis Kehoe3. GIS Models of Roman Agricultural Production, Helen Goodchild4. Agricultural Production in the Hinterland of Rome: Wine and Olive Oil, Annalisa Marzano5. Capital Investment and Agriculture: Multi-Press Facilities from Gaul, the Iberian Peninsula and the Black Sea region, Annalisa Marzano6. The Rural Landscape of Thugga: Farms, Presses, Mills and Transport, Mariette de Vos7. Agricultural Productivity in Roman Egypt, Alan Bowman8. The Agricultural Economy of the Mendesian Nome during the Roman Period, Katherine Blouin9. Mechanical irrigation: water-lifting devices in the archaeological evidence and in the Egyptian papyri, Myrto Malouta and Andrew Wilson10. Agriculture in the Faynan: Food Supply for Industry, Hannah FriedmanIndex
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