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Quantifying the Roman Economy
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Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson

Abstract

This book contains a number of chapters on the Roman economy which discuss methods of analysing the performance of the economy of the Mediterranean world under Roman imperial rule in the period c.100 BC to AD 350 through quantification. It focuses on the methods and problems involved in identifying and analyzing the characteristics of economic integration, growth, and decline in this period. In particular, it attempts to suggest how a complex and diverse economic world can be better understood by using quantifiable and proxy data to measure these processes in different parts of the Mediterrane ... More

Keywords: Roman empire, Roman economy, quantification, economic integration, demography, urbanization, agrarian economy, trade, commerce, metal supply

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562596
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Bowman, editor
Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford
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Andrew Wilson, editor
Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, Universiy of Oxford

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