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Local Economies? Production and Exchange of Inland Regions in Late Antiquity

Lavan, Luke A., ed. (2015) Local Economies? Production and Exchange of Inland Regions in Late Antiquity. Late Antique Archaeology . Brill, Leiden, 652 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-27703-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Roman economy was operated significantly above subsistence level, with production being stimulated by both taxation and trade. Some regions became wealthy on the basis of exporting low-value agricultural products across the Mediterranean. In contrast, it has usually been assumed that the high costs of land transport kept inland regions relatively poor. This volume challenges these assumptions by presenting new research on production and exchange within inland regions. The papers, supported by detailed bibliographic essays, range from Britain to Jordan. They reveal robust agricultural economies in many interior regions. Here, some wealth did come from high value products, which could defy transport costs. However, ceramics also indicate local exchange systems, capable of generating wealth without being integrated into inter-regional trading networks. The role of the State in generating production and exchange is visible, but often co-existed with local market systems.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: Edited volume by Lavan (50%) & Mulryan M. (50%) 643pp plus 65 roman pages (i-lxv) Lavan sole author of: i) ‘The end of the temples: towards a new narrative?’ xv-lxv. ii) ‘Political talismans? residual ‘pagan’ statues in late antique public space’ 439-477.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Symes (previously Godfrey)
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 15:38 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 11:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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