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Ownership and exploitation of land and natural resources in the Roman world

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Paul Erdkamp, (UGent) and (UGent)
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* Provides an overall view of, and original insights into, the economics of land and resources in the Roman world; * Features a range of different methodologies and theoretical perspectives; * Relevant to the economic history of medieval and early modern Europe, and therefore appeals to a wide scholarly audience of historians and economists. Explanation of the success and failure of the Roman economy is one of the most important problems in economic history. As an economic system capable of sustaining high production and consumption levels, it was unparalleled until the early modern period. This volume focuses on how the institutional structure of the Roman Empire affected economic performance both positively and negatively. An international range of contributors offers a variety of approaches that together enhance our understanding of how different ownership rights and various modes of organization and exploitation facilitated or prevented the use of land and natural resources in the production process. Relying on a large array of resources - literary, legal, epigraphic, papyrological, numismatic, and archaeological - chapters address key questions regarding the foundations of the Roman Empire's economic system. Questions of growth, concentration and legal status of property (private, public, or imperial), the role of the state, content and limitations of rights of ownership, water rights and management, exploitation of indigenous populations, and many more receive new and original analyses that make this book a significant step forward to understanding what made the economic achievements of the Roman empire possible. Readership: Scholars and students interested in the ancient Roman economy and the institutional structure of the Roman Empire, in particular the role played by land and resources, as well as classical studies, economic history, and classical archaeology.
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agriculture, natural resources, Roman history, Economic history

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Erdkamp, Paul, Koenraad Verboven, and Andries Zuiderhoek, eds. 2015. “Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World.” Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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Erdkamp, P., Verboven, K., & Zuiderhoek, A. (Eds.). (2015). Ownership and exploitation of land and natural resources in the Roman world. Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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Erdkamp P, Verboven K, Zuiderhoek A, editors. Ownership and exploitation of land and natural resources in the Roman world. Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press; 2015.
MLA
Erdkamp, Paul, Koenraad Verboven, and Andries Zuiderhoek, eds. “Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World.” Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy 2015 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {* Provides an overall view of, and original insights into, the economics of land and resources in the Roman world;

* Features a range of different methodologies and theoretical perspectives;

* Relevant to the economic history of medieval and early modern Europe, and therefore appeals to a wide scholarly audience of historians and economists.

Explanation of the success and failure of the Roman economy is one of the most important problems in economic history. As an economic system capable of sustaining high production and consumption levels, it was unparalleled until the early modern period.

This volume focuses on how the institutional structure of the Roman Empire affected economic performance both positively and negatively. An international range of contributors offers a variety of approaches that together enhance our understanding of how different ownership rights and various modes of organization and exploitation facilitated or prevented the use of land and natural resources in the production process. Relying on a large array of resources - literary, legal, epigraphic, papyrological, numismatic, and archaeological - chapters address key questions regarding the foundations of the Roman Empire's economic system. Questions of growth, concentration and legal status of property (private, public, or imperial), the role of the state, content and limitations of rights of ownership, water rights and management, exploitation of indigenous populations, and many more receive new and original analyses that make this book a significant step forward to understanding what made the economic achievements of the Roman empire possible.


Readership: Scholars and students interested in the ancient Roman economy and the institutional structure of the Roman Empire, in particular the role played by land and resources, as well as classical studies, economic history, and classical archaeology.},
  editor       = {Erdkamp, Paul and Verboven, Koenraad and Zuiderhoek, Andries},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Ownership and exploitation of land and natural resources in the Roman world},
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  year         = {2015},
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