The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study by Paul Erdkamp | 9780521117838 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study

The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study

by Paul Erdkamp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521117836

ISBN-13: 9780521117838

Pub. Date: 07/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Paul Erdkamp illustrates how entitlement to food in Roman society was dependent on relations with the emperor, his representatives and the landowning aristocracy, and local rulers controlling the towns and hinterlands. He assesses the response of the Roman authorities to weaknesses in the grain market and looks at the implications of the failure of local harvests. By

Overview

Paul Erdkamp illustrates how entitlement to food in Roman society was dependent on relations with the emperor, his representatives and the landowning aristocracy, and local rulers controlling the towns and hinterlands. He assesses the response of the Roman authorities to weaknesses in the grain market and looks at the implications of the failure of local harvests. By examining the subject from a contemporary perspective, this book will appeal not only to historians of ancient economies, but to all concerned with the economy of grain markets, a subject which still resonates today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521117838
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Production and productivity in Roman agriculture; 2. The world of the smallholder; 3. Farmers and their market relations; 4. Market integration: connecting supply and demand; 5. Rome and the corn provinces; 6. Urban food supply and grain market intervention; Conclusions; References; Indexes.

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