Studies in Roman Property: By the Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History by Moses I. Finley | 9780521036788 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Studies in Roman Property: By the Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History

Studies in Roman Property: By the Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History

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by Moses I. Finley
     
 

ISBN-10: 052103678X

ISBN-13: 9780521036788

Pub. Date: 06/21/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The actual practice of the Romans with regard to property and investment must be distinguished from the formal rules of the emperors and the moralistic generalizations of the ancient writers. With this in mind the Cambridge Research Seminar in Ancient History spent two years examining various aspects of Roman property, investigating individual topics in greater

Overview

The actual practice of the Romans with regard to property and investment must be distinguished from the formal rules of the emperors and the moralistic generalizations of the ancient writers. With this in mind the Cambridge Research Seminar in Ancient History spent two years examining various aspects of Roman property, investigating individual topics in greater detail than has been attempted before. The studies which make up this volume deal with Roman investment in property - scale and concentration of holdings, rural and urban property, methods of exploitation and how this was organized, and the extent of marginal lands. The editor has formed the volume into a coherent unit by eliminating excessive duplication and overlapping between chapters. The book is of particular value to specialists in ancient history, economic and social history and in Roman law, but also contains materials of interest to medieval and agrarian historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521036788
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction M. I. Finley; 2. Some configurations of landholding in the Roman empire R. P. Duncan-Jones; 3. Imperial estates Dorothy J. Crawford; 4. Classical Roman law and the sale of land John Crook; 5. The Ciceronian aristocracy and its properties Elizabeth Rawson; 6. Private farm tenancy in Italy before Diocletian M. I. Finley; 7. Urban property investment Peter Garnsey; 8. Agri deserti C. R. Whittaker; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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