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The economics of the Roman stone trade

Author: Ben Russell
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Series: Oxford studies on the Roman economy
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Russell provides an examination of the production, distribution and use of carved stone objects in the Roman world. Focusing on the market for stone and its supply, he offers an assessment of the practicalities of stone transport and how the relationship between producer and customer functioned even over considerable distances.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Russell
ISBN: 9780199656394 0199656398 9780191765193 0191765198
OCLC Number: 869485160
Description: 1 online resource (408 Seiten) Illustrationen (black and white), Karten (black and white)
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; NOTE TO READER ; ABBREVIATIONS ; LIST OF FIGURES ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Market for Stone ; 3. Quarrying ; 4. Stone Transport ; 5. Distribution Patterns ; 6. Building and Stone Supply ; 7. The Sarcophagus Trade ; 8. Statue Production ; 9. Final Remarks ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford studies on the Roman economy
Responsibility: Ben Russell

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Russell's book brings together an enormous amount of archaeological, historical and archaeometric data and puts forwards some important new hypotheses on the Roman stone trade. * Devi Taelman, Read more...

 
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