Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems by Alan Bowman

Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

EditorAlan Bowman, Andrew Wilson

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This collection of essays is the first volume in a new series, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy. Edited by the series editors, it focuses on the economic performance of the Roman empire, analysing the extent to which Roman political domination of the Mediterranean and north-west Europecreated the conditions for the integration of agriculture, production, trade, and commerce across the regions of the empire. Using the evidence of both documents and archaeology, the contributors suggest how we can derive a quantified account of economic growth and contraction in the period of theempire's greatest extent and prosperity.

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Alan Bowman is Camden Professor Emeritus of Ancient History and Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. His research interests focus on papyrology, the Vindolanda Writing tablets, and the social and economic history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and the Roman Empire. Andrew Wilson is Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire and...
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Title:Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson: Introduction. Quantifying the Roman economy: integration, growth, decline?I. Urbanization2. Elio Lo Cascio: Urbanization as a proxy of demographic and economic growth3. Roger Bagnall: Response to Elio Lo CascioII. Field survey and demography4. Willem Jongman: Archaeology, demography, and Roman economic growth5. Elizabeth Fentress: Peopling the countryside: Roman demography in the Albegna Valley and Jerba6. David Mattingly: Peopling ancient landscapes: potential and problemsIII. Agriculture7. Alan Bowman: Quantifying Egyptian agriculture8. Roger Bagnall: Response to Alan BowmanIV. Trade9. Andrew Wilson: Approaches to quantifying Roman trade10. Michael Fulford: Approaches to quantifying Roman trade: response11. William Harris: A comment on Andrew Wilson: 'Approaches to quantifying Roman trade'V. Coinage12. Bruce Hitchner: Coinage and metal supply13. Matthew Ponting: Roman silver coinage: mints, metallurgy, and production14. Chris Howgego: Some numismatic approaches to quantifying the Roman economyVI. Prices, earnings and standards of living15. Dominic Rathbone: Earnings and costs: living standards and the Roman economy16. Bob Allen: How prosperous were the Romans?17. Walter Scheidel: New ways of studying incomes in the Roman economy