By Richard Duncan-Jones

This booklet via the writer of The financial system of the Roman Empire: Quantitative stories considers vital interlocking issues. Did the Roman Empire have a unmarried 'national' economic climate, or was once its economic climate localised and fragmented? Can coin and pottery survivals exhibit the significance of long-distance exchange? how briskly did crucial information commute by way of sea, and what does that suggest approximately Mediterranean sailing-patterns? extra matters thought of contain taxation, commodity-prices, demography, and military pay and manpower. The e-book is particularly wide-ranging in its geographical assurance and within the facts that it explores. through analysing particular beneficial properties of the financial system the contrasting discussions learn vital questions about its personality and obstacles, and approximately how surviving proof can be interpreted. The e-book throws new and critical gentle at the monetary lifetime of Europe and the Mediterranean in antiquity, and may be precious to old historians and scholars of eu monetary background.

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