Debating Roman Demography

Debating Roman Demography

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by Walter Scheidel
     
 

This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of current methods, progress and debates in Roman demography, and offers new insights into key issues of population change and reproductive behaviour in the Roman world from Italy to Egypt.See more details below

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This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of current methods, progress and debates in Roman demography, and offers new insights into key issues of population change and reproductive behaviour in the Roman world from Italy to Egypt.

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'Any serious student of Roman history who has not yet read the book should do so now…
Dominic Rathbone, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2002.
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Schneidel (ancient history, U. of Chicago), intending to introduce classicists and ancient historians to the field of demography, presents four case studies and a general introduction to Roman demography. Covering a range of methodological practices, the studies focus on the seasonal birthing cycle of Roman women, population estimation by referencing the recruitment of Roman soldiers, the link between demographic and economic development, and the demise of the city in late antique Egypt. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004115255
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/14/2000
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements / Mnemosyne, Supplements, History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity Series, #211
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.89(d)

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