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Title People, land, and politics : demographic developments and the transformation of Roman Italy 300 BC-AD 14 / edited by Luuk de Ligt and Simon Northwood
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 654 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Mnemosyne supplements, 0169-8958 ; v. 303. History and archaeology of classical antiquity
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 303
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
Contents Roman population size : the logic of the debate / Walter Scheidel -- The much maligned peasant : comparative perspectives on the productivity of the small farmer in classical antiquity / J. Geoffrey Kron -- Urbanisation and development in Italy in the Late Republic / Neville Morley -- The population of Cisalpine Gaul in the time of Augustus / Luuk de Ligt -- Counting Romans / Saskia Hin -- Roman census figures in the second century BC and the property qualification of the fifth class / Elio Lo Cascio -- Census and tributum / Simon Northwood -- Regional field survey and the demography of Roman Italy / Robert Witcher -- Poor peasants and silent sherds / Dominic Rathbone -- Settlement organization and land distribution in Latin Colonies before the second Punic War / Jeremia Pelgrom -- Polybius and the field survey evidence from Apulia / Douwe Yntema -- Lucanian landscapes in the age of 'Romanization' (third to first centuries BC) : two case studies / Maurizio Gualtieri -- Mobility and migration in Italy in the second century BC / Paul Erdkamp -- Migration and hegemony : fixity and mobility in second-century Italy / Will Broadhead -- The Gracchi, the Latins, and the Italian allies / Henrik Mouritsen -- The Gracchan reform and Appian's representation of an agrarian crisis / dr Daniel J. Gargola -- Lex Licinia, Lex Sempronia : B.G. Niebuhr and the limitation of landholding in the Roman Republic / John Rich -- Regional variations in the use of the Ager Publicus / Saskia T. Roselaar -- Revolution and rebellion in the later second and early first centuries BC : Jack Goldstone and the 'Roman revolution' / Nathan Rosenstein -- States waiting in the wings : population distribution and the end of the Roman Republic / Michael Crawford
Summary Drawing on a variety of literary and archaeological data, this book explores the implications of competing reconstructions of Italy's demographic history during the Middle and Late Republic. It focuses on Italy's economic, social, military, and political history during this crucial period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject City dwellers -- Rome.
Demography -- Rome.
Rural population -- Rome.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Rome -- Population.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ligt, L. de.
Northwood, Simon.
ISBN 9047424492 (electronic bk.)
9789047424499 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)