The Demography of Roman Italy: Population Dynamics in an Ancient Conquest Society 201 BCE-14 CE (Paperback)
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The Demography of Roman Italy: Population Dynamics in an Ancient Conquest Society 201 BCE-14 CE (Paperback)

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Paperback 420 Pages / Published: 13/07/2017
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This book provides a fresh perspective on the population history of Italy during the late Republic. It employs a range of sources and a multidisciplinary approach to investigate demographic trends and the demographic behaviour of Roman citizens. Dr Hin shows how they adapted to changing economic, climatic and social conditions in a period of intense conquest. Her critical evaluation of the evidence on the demographic toll taken by warfare and rising societal complexity leads her to a revisionist 'middle count' scenario of population development in Italy. In tracing the population history of an ancient conquest society, she provides an accessible pathway into Roman demography which focuses on the three main demographic parameters - mortality, fertility and migration. She unites literary and epigraphic sources with demographic theory, archaeological surveys, climatic and skeletal evidence, models and comparative data. Tables, figures and maps enable readers to visualise the quantitative dynamics at work.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108406536
Number of pages: 420
Weight: 610 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 23 mm


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'Short summary cannot do justice to the importance of this contribution, which advances our understanding on a number of fronts. The Demography of Roman Italy is a major contribution, as impressive in its handling of the ancient sources as of the tools of historical demography. Its achievement lies in its sophisticated and cautious approach to both the dynamics of the Roman population and the large-scale trajectory of Roman development.' Kyle Harper, The Journal of Roman Studies
"Short summary cannot do justice to the importance of this contribution, which advances our understanding on a number of fronts. The Demography of Roman Italy is a major contribution, as impressive in its handling of the ancient sources as of the tools of historical demography. Its achievement lies in its sophisticated and cautious approach to both the dynamics of the Roman population and the large-scale trajectory of Roman development." Kyle Harper, The Journal of Roman Studies

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