Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

by Colin Adams
     
 

The papyri of Egypt offer a rich and complex picture of this important Roman province and provide an unparalleled insight into how a Roman province actually worked. They also afford a valuable window into ancient economic behaviour and everyday life. This study is the first systematic treatment of the role of land transport within the economic life of Roman Egypt, an… See more details below

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The papyri of Egypt offer a rich and complex picture of this important Roman province and provide an unparalleled insight into how a Roman province actually worked. They also afford a valuable window into ancient economic behaviour and everyday life. This study is the first systematic treatment of the role of land transport within the economic life of Roman Egypt, an everyday economic activity at the centre of the economy not only of Egypt but of the Roman world. Colin Adams studies
the economics of animal ownership, the role of transport in the commercial and agricultural economies of Egypt, and how the Roman state used provincial resources to meet its own transport demands. He reveals a complex relationship between private individual and state in their use of transport
resources, a dynamic and rational economy, and the economic and administrative behaviour imposed when an imperial power made demands upon a province.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191525377
Publisher:
NetLibrary, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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