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The grain market in the Roman Empire : a social, political and economic study

Author: Paul Erdkamp
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grain was crucial to the food supply of the Roman Empire, and this study concentrates on its production, distribution and marketing. Taking a contemporary approach, it is essential reading for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Erdkamp
ISBN: 9780521117838 0521117836 9780521838788 0521838789
OCLC Number: 318871791
Description: viii, 364 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Production and productivity in Roman agriculture; 2. The world of the smallholder; 3. Farmers and their market relations; 4. Market integration: connecting supply and demand; 5. Rome and the corn provinces; 6. Urban food supply and grain market intervention; Conclusions; References; Indexes.
Responsibility: Paul Erdkamp.

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