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Project: Mercatura quaestuosa. Trade and transport in the Roman empire. A structural analysis

project duration
01-OCT-10 – 30-SEP-13
This project aims for a structural and comparative study of Roman trade, trying to pinpoint which features are essentially Roman and which are shared with other pre-industrial societies. By confronting the organization of Roman trade with pre-industrial parallels, we show that many commercial strategies to enhance efficiency (agency, financing, risk sharing etc.), were already in practice during the Roman empire.