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Handelaarsgemeenschappen in de Romeinse wereld : netwerken, cultusgenootschappen of gilden?

(2018) TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 131(2). p.207-235
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In this article I argue that the recent focus on merchant and shipping collegia in the ancient Roman economy is too one-sided. Long-distance merchants and shippers needed networks to gather information and find partners. In some cases these networks were structured in closed formalised groups (as guild-like collegia), but in other contexts networks remained informal configurations of personal relations based on instrumental friendship or family alliances. Rather than focus on collegia I argue that we should study how mercantile communities were structured and organised and why different solutions were reached in different communities, with some opting for formalised groups and others for informal networks. I make my case by presenting three case-studies of important trade hubs in different periods and places in the Roman world: late Hellenistic Delos, early imperial Puteoli, and second and third century Ganuenta.
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Verboven, Koenraad. 2018. “Handelaarsgemeenschappen in De Romeinse Wereld : Netwerken, Cultusgenootschappen of Gilden?” Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis 131 (2): 207–235.
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Verboven, K. (2018). Handelaarsgemeenschappen in de Romeinse wereld : netwerken, cultusgenootschappen of gilden? TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS, 131(2), 207–235.
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Verboven K. Handelaarsgemeenschappen in de Romeinse wereld : netwerken, cultusgenootschappen of gilden? TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 2018;131(2):207–35.
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Verboven, Koenraad. “Handelaarsgemeenschappen in De Romeinse Wereld : Netwerken, Cultusgenootschappen of Gilden?” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 131.2 (2018): 207–235. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this article I argue that the recent focus on merchant and shipping collegia in the ancient
Roman economy is too one-sided. Long-distance merchants and shippers needed networks to
gather information and find partners. In some cases these networks were structured in closed
formalised groups (as guild-like collegia), but in other contexts networks remained informal
configurations of personal relations based on instrumental friendship or family alliances.
Rather than focus on collegia I argue that we should study how mercantile communities were
structured and organised and why different solutions were reached in different communities,
with some opting for formalised groups and others for informal networks. I make my case by
presenting three case-studies of important trade hubs in different periods and places in the
Roman world: late Hellenistic Delos, early imperial Puteoli, and second and third century
Ganuenta.},
  author       = {Verboven, Koenraad},
  issn         = {0040-7518},
  journal      = {TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {207--235},
  title        = {Handelaarsgemeenschappen in de Romeinse wereld : netwerken, cultusgenootschappen of gilden?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5117/TVGESCH2018.2.VERB},
  volume       = {131},
  year         = {2018},
}

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