The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (Hardback)

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Hardback 960 Pages / Published: 29/11/2007
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In this, the first comprehensive one-volume survey of the economies of classical antiquity, twenty-eight chapters summarise the current state of scholarship in their specialised fields and sketch new directions for research. The approach taken is both thematic, with chapters on the underlying determinants of economic performance, and chronological, with coverage of the whole of the Greek and Roman worlds extending from the Aegean Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The contributors move beyond the substantivist-formalist debates that dominated twentieth-century scholarship and display a new interest in economic growth in antiquity. New methods for measuring economic development are explored, often combining textual and archaeological data that have previously been treated separately. Fully accessible to non-specialist, the volume represents a major advance in our understanding of the economic expansion that made the civilisation of the classical Mediterranean world possible.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521780537
Number of pages: 960
Weight: 1570 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 59 mm


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Review of the hardback: 'By presenting current scholarship and its prospective future course, the editors have produced a very important work. Prodigious bibliography ... Summing up: highly recommended.' Choice
Review of the hardback: 'This is certainly an extraordinary book on the Ancient Mediterranean economies that ought to be read and quoted by all historians who work in the field of pre-industrial economics. This excellent project was brought to completion by its 3 editors and 27 contributors over the span of a decade.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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