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Late ancient and medieval population

Author: Josiah Cox Russell
Publisher: Philadelphia : The American Philosophical Society, June, 1958.
Series: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new ser., v. 48, pt. 3.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josiah Cox Russell
OCLC Number: 1562823
Description: 152 pages ; 30 cm.
Contents: I. The study of late Roman and medieval population --
1. Early attitudes toward population study --
2. K.J. Beloch --
3. Southern Europe: Italy, France, Spain --
4. Northern Europe --
5. Present attitudes toward population study --
II. The family --
1. Sex ratio --
2. Marriage --
3. Birth rate and fertility --
4. Persistence of physical type --
III. Expectation of life --
1. Definitions and problems --
2. Roman evidence --
3. Medieval evidence --
4. Span of life --
5. Mortality rates --
IV. Disease --
1. Late ancient epidemics --
2. Tuberculosis --
3. Malaria --
4. Plague --
5. Other diseases --
V. Age and habitation groups --
1. Statistical interest --
2. Total population --
3. Age groups: census and poll tax --
4. The family and the house --
5. The hearth tax --
VI. Demographic relationships of the city --
1. Relation of size to civic population --
2. The Roman city --
3. Patterns of cities within countries. VII. Imperial decline to A.D. 543 --
1. Western Mediterranean --
2. Eastern Mediterranean --
3. Northwestern Europe --
4. Northeastern Europe --
VIII. Nadir of population, 543-950 --
1. Caliphate (lands taken from Byzantine control) --
2. The Byzantine Empire --
3. The Carolingian Empire --
4. Northern and eastern Europe --
IX. Medieval increase, 950-1348 --
1. Byzantine Empire and Northeast Europe --
2. Mohammedan lands and Iberia --
3. Northwestern Europe --
4. Central Europe: Italy, Germany, Poland --
X. Renaissance Europe, 1348-1550 --
1. Iberia --
2. Northwest Europe --
3. The Empire --
4. Eastern Europe --
5. Mohammedan lands --
XI. Demographic theories --
1. Roman imperial policy --
2. Lay theory --
3. Ecclesiastical theory --
4. Technology and invention --
XII. Population as a factor in late ancient and medieval history --
1. Declining population --
2. Rising population --
3. Differences in population change --
4. Age and sex grouping --
5. Conclusion --
Appendix A. Some eastern Roman cities --
Appendix B. The population of medieval Poland / M.M. Fryde.
Series Title: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new ser., v. 48, pt. 3.
Responsibility: J.C. Russell.

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