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Reframing the Roman Economy

New Perspectives on Habitual Economic Practices

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Focuses on those features of the Roman economy that have remained largely underexplored in contemporary scholarship

  • Offers a more complete and balanced view of the Roman economic system

  • Analyses divergent views on emblematic economic spheres in the Roman economy

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies (PASTAE)

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About this book

This book focuses on those features of the Roman economy that are less traceable in text and archaeology, and as a consequence remain largely underexplored in contemporary scholarship. By reincorporating, for the first time, these long-obscured practices in mainstream scholarly discourses, this book offers a more complete and balanced view of an economic system that for too long has mostly been studied through its macro-economic and large-scale – and thus archaeologically and textually omnipresent – aspects. The topic is approached in five thematic sections, covering unusual actors and perspectives, unusual places of production, exigent landscapes of exploitation, less-visible products and artefacts, and divergent views on emblematic economic spheres. To this purpose, the book brings together a select group of leading scholars and promising early career researchers in archaeology and ancient economic history, well positioned to steer this ill-developed but fundamental field of the Roman economy in promising new directions.

Dimitri Van Limbergen is a researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. His main areas of study are Roman archaeology and economic history.

Adeline Hoffelinck is a researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. She researches the transformation of commercial infrastructure in Roman cities during their urbanization.

Devi Taelman is a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is interested in the study of the economy of ornamental stones used in antiquity, and in human-environment interactions in Roman Antiquity.


Keywords

  • Animal husbandry and butchery in Roman Spain
  • The colony of Lugdunum
  • Textile economy in the Veneto region
  • Roman metallurgic production in the Veneto region
  • The economy of oil production
  • Roman salt production in northern Gaul
  • Children in the Roman farming economy
  • Reconstructing economic rural landscapes
  • Roman road stations in Gallia Cisalpina
  • Divergent economies in the Roman period

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Archaeology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

    Dimitri Van Limbergen, Adeline Hoffelinck

  • Department of History, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Gent, Belgium

    Devi Taelman

About the editors

Dimitri Van Limbergen is a researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. His main areas of study are Roman archaeology and economic history.

Adeline Hoffelinck is a researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. She researches the transformation of commercial infrastructure in Roman cities during their urbanization.

Devi Taelman is a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is interested in the study of the economy of ornamental stones used in antiquity, and in human-environment interactions in Roman Antiquity.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Reframing the Roman Economy

  • Book Subtitle: New Perspectives on Habitual Economic Practices

  • Editors: Dimitri Van Limbergen, Adeline Hoffelinck, Devi Taelman

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2752-3292

  • Series E-ISSN: 2752-3306

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 406

  • Number of Illustrations: 23 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Economic History, History of Ancient Europe, Archaeology

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Hardcover Book USD 179.99
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