9780521726887

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521726887

  • ISBN10:

    0521726883

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/28/2012
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy offers readers a comprehensive and innovative introduction to the economy of the Roman Empire. Focusing on the principal determinants, features, and consequences of Roman economic development and integrating additional web-based materials, it is designed as an up-to-date survey that is accessible to all audiences. Five main sections discuss theoretical approaches drawn from Economics, labor regimes, the production of power and goods, various means of distribution from markets to predation, and the success and ultimate failure of the Roman economy. The book not only covers traditionally prominent features such as slavery, food production, and monetization but also highlights the importance of previously neglected aspects such as the role of human capital, energy generation, rent-taking, logistics, and human wellbeing, and convenes a group of five experts to debate the nature of Roman trade.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Approaching the Roman economy
Theory
Roman economic thought
The contribution of economics
Human capital and economic growth
Labor
Slavery
Contract labor
Production
Raw materials and energy
Food production
Manufacturing
Distribution
Predation
Transport
Urbanism
Money and finance
A forum on trade
Outcomes
Physical wellbeing
Post-imperial economies
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