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|Description:||xxvii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||1. The land: climate and geography ; 2. The countryside in Late Antiquity ; 3. Hand to mouth: grain in Late Antiquity ; 4. The vine ; 5. The 'queen of all trees': the olive in late antique agriculture ; 6. Invading the desert: irrigation and agrarian expansion ; 7. Mixed farming and limited specialization: methods and means of intensification ; 8. Trade, agriculature, and the economy of the late antique East|
|Series Title:||Oxford studies in Byzantium.|
|Responsibility:||Prof Michael Decker.|
Tilling the Hateful Earth will be extremely valuable in its synthesis of an enormous corpus of archaeological scholarship on the late antique east. That this work is so thoroughly researched and