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Settlement, Urbanization, and Population$
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Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199602353

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Alan Bowman

Andrew Wilson

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses settlement, population, and urbanization in the Roman economy. The book focuses on the size and relationship of settlements; the role of urbanization and urban communities in the context of wider settlement patterns; methods of estimating sizes (relative absolute) of populations or units of population (city, village, household, and so on). An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   settlement, population, urbanization, Roman economy

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