New PDF release: The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World

By Walter Scheidel,Ian Morris,Richard P. Saller

during this, the 1st finished one-volume survey of the economies of classical antiquity, twenty-eight chapters summarise the present nation of scholarship of their specialized fields and cartoon new instructions for study. The process taken is either thematic, with chapters at the underlying determinants of monetary functionality, and chronological, with insurance of the entire 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 fiscal progress in antiquity. New equipment for measuring financial improvement are explored, frequently combining textual and archaeological info that experience formerly been taken care of individually. absolutely obtainable to non-specialist, the amount represents an enormous increase in our realizing of the industrial growth that made the civilisation of the classical Mediterranean global possible.

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