By Scheidel W. (ed.), Morris I. (ed.), Saller R.P. (ed.)
During this, the 1st complete one-volume survey of the economies of classical antiquity, twenty-eight chapters summarise the present kingdom of scholarship of their specialized fields and cartoon new instructions for learn. The strategy taken is either thematic, with chapters at the underlying determinants of financial functionality, and chronological, with assurance of the full of the Greek and Roman worlds extending from the Aegean Bronze Age to overdue Antiquity. The individuals circulate past the substantivist-formalist debates that ruled twentieth-century scholarship and show a brand new curiosity in financial progress in antiquity. New tools for measuring fiscal improvement are constructed, frequently combining textual and archaeological info that experience formerly been handled individually. this crucial paintings represents a tremendous develop in our realizing of the industrial growth that made the civilisation of the classical Mediterranean international attainable.
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