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Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World
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Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Paul Erdkamp, Koenraad Verboven, and Arjan Zuiderhoek

Abstract

The subject of this book is the exploitation and management of land and natural resources in the Roman economy, investigating whether or not Roman strategies of land and resource exploitation were conducive to economic growth. Despite the recent surge of interest in Roman economic history, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the exploitation of land and natural resources. Also, most of the recent work in Roman economic history has focused on attempts to measure economic performance, resulting in interesting but still unresolved debates regarding the value of various types of archaeo ... More

Keywords: Roman economy, Roman agriculture, resource exploitation, economic growth, ancient economy, new institutional economics, economic institutions, factors of production, Roman economic history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198728924
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Erdkamp, editor
Professor of Ancient History, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Koenraad Verboven, editor
Professor of Ancient History, University of Ghent

Arjan Zuiderhoek, editor
Professor of Ancient History, University of Ghent

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