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Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity : Essays in Social and Economic History, Paperback / softback Book

Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity : Essays in Social and Economic History Paperback / softback

Edited by Walter Scheidel

Description

Sixteen essays in the social and economic history of the ancient world, by a leading historian of classical antiquity, are here brought conveniently together.

Three overlapping parts deal with the urban economy and society, peasants and the rural economy, and food-supply and food-crisis.

While focusing on eleven centuries of antiquity from archaic Greece to late imperial Rome, the essays include theoretical and comparative analyses of food-crisis and pastoralism, and an interdisciplinary study of the health status of the people of Rome using physical anthropology and nutritional science.

A variety of subjects are treated, from the misconduct of a builders' association in late antique Sardis, to a survey of the cultural associations and physiological effects of the broad bean.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 356 pages, 5 Tables, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780521892902

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