Peasants and Slaves: The Rural Population of Roman Italy (200 BC to AD 100) (BOK)

Alessandro Launaro

939,00 93900
Sendes vanligvis innen 7-15 dager
The crisis of the Roman Republic and its transformation into an Empire have fascinated generations of scholars. It has long been assumed that a dramatic demographic decline of the rural free peasantry (which was supplanted by slaves) triggered the series of social and economic developments which eventually led to Rome's political crisis during the first century BC. This book contributes to a lively debate by exploring both the textual and the archaeological evidence and by tracing and reassessing the actual fate of the Italian rural free population between the Late Republic and the Early Empire. Data derived from a comparative analysis of twenty-seven archaeological surveys - and about five thousand sites - allow Dr Launaro to outline a radically new picture according to which episodes of local decline are placed within a much more generalised pattern of demographic growth.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Alessandro Launaro
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107004795
Antall sider 348 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 880 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Classical history / classical civilisation, Classical Greek & Roman archaeology