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Trade and taboo : disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean

Author: Sarah E Bond
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trade and Taboo" investigates the legal, literary, social, and institutional creation of disrepute in ancient Roman society. It tracks the shifting application of stigmas of disrepute between the Republic and Late Antiquity by following groups of professionals - funeral workers, criers, tanners, mint workers, and even bakers - and asking how they coped with stigmatization. The goal of this book is to reveal the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah E Bond
ISBN: 9780472130085 0472130080
OCLC Number: 1030100032
Notes: TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Description: xv, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Roman pride and prejudices, p.1 --
Chapter 1. Quamvis indignus: criers, status, and soundscapes, p.21 --
Chaptre 2. Touch, pollution, and the mortuary trades in the Roman Mediterranean, p.59 --
Chapter 3. Scent and sensibilities: tanners in the ancient Mediterranean, p.97 --
Chapter 4. Currency and control: legal disrepute and associations of mint workers, p.126 --
Chapter 5. Catering to pleasure: sensual trades in the later Roman Empire, p.142 --
Conclusion: inheriting the prejudices of Rome, p.167.
Other Titles: Trade & taboo
Responsibility: Sarah E. Bond.

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Investigates the legal, literary, social, and institutional creation of disrepute in ancient Roman society. The book tracks the shifting application of stigmas of disrepute between the Republic and  Read more...

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