The social and economic history of the roman empire pdf
Archaeology And Economic History: between affinities and discordSuch land could be distributed to Roman citizens in private ownership or remain in the hands of the state. The book discusses, first, the extent and location of this kind of land, and then the different legal conditions to which such land could be subject. It argues that from the third century BC onwards pressure on the land in Italy increased, as a result of It argues that from the third century BC onwards pressure on the land in Italy increased, as a result of both population growth and an increased demand for land among commercial producers, who wished to profit from growing markets. This led the Roman state to create new legal possibilities for tenure of the land, and in the second and first centuries BC to complete privatization of ager publicus. The book combines new insights on population development and transformations in the Roman economy with detailed study of the legal conditions of ager publicus, using a variety of literary, archaeological, and epigraphical materials.
ASMR - History of the Roman Empire
The Economics of Government and the Fall of Rome
Beyond the obvious points of convergence, these two disciplines have often followed parallel or even divergent courses. As such, the first major narratives about the economy of ancient societies were constructed with the almost complete omission of archaeological data. This indifference has even been openly admitted by historians who were otherwise mindful of a holistic approach to ancient societies M. Finley, E. This context appears to have changed in the s, when a number of themes common to historical and archaeological inquiries were explored: for example, research on landscape in several Mediterranean regions Greece, Italy, North Africa.