The Resource The Roman Market Economy, Peter Temin

The Roman Market Economy, Peter Temin

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The Roman Market Economy
Title
The Roman Market Economy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Temin
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. The Roman Market Economy uses the tools of modern economics to show how trade, markets, and the Pax Romana were critical to ancient Rome's prosperity. Peter Temin, one of the world's foremost economic historians, argues that markets dominated the Roman economy. He traces how the Pax Romana encouraged trade around the Mediterranean, and how Roman law promoted commerce and banking. Temin shows that a reasonably vibrant market for wheat extended throughout the empire, and suggests that the Antonine Plague may have been responsible for turning the stable prices of the early empire into the persistent inflation of the late. He vividly describes how various markets operated in Roman times, from commodities and slaves to the buying and selling of land. Applying modern methods for evaluating economic growth to data culled from historical sources, Temin argues that Roman Italy in the second century was as prosperous as the Dutch Republic in its golden age of the seventeenth century. The Roman Market Economy reveals how economics can help us understand how the Roman Empire could have ruled seventy million people and endured for centuries
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Biographical or historical data
Peter Temin is the Gray Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The World Economy between the World Wars.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
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Temin, Peter
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • HC39
  • HC39
LC item number
.T46 2013
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
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  • BUSINESS &amp
  • BUSINESS &amp
  • BUSINESS &amp
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Ancient History
  • Classical Studies
  • Commerce
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Economische geschiedenis
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Romeinse rijk
  • Wirtschaft
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Roman Market Economy, Peter Temin
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Price Behavior in the Roman Empire
  • Introduction: Roman Microeconomics
  • 5. The Grain Trade
  • 6. The Labor Market
  • 7. Land Ownership
  • 8. Financial Intermediation
  • Introduction: Roman Macroeconomics
  • 9. Growth Theory for Ancient Economies
  • 10. Economic Growth in a Malthusian Empire
  • Appendix to Chapter 10
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. Per Capita GDP in the Early Roman Empire
  • References
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Economics and Ancient History
  • Introduction: Data and Hypothesis Tests
  • 2. Wheat Prices and Trade in the Early Roman Empire
  • 3. Price Behavior in Hellenistic Babylon
  • Appendix to Chapter 3
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400845422
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400845422
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)453854
  • (OCoLC)979758429
  • (DE-B1597)9781400845422
Label
The Roman Market Economy, Peter Temin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Price Behavior in the Roman Empire
  • Introduction: Roman Microeconomics
  • 5. The Grain Trade
  • 6. The Labor Market
  • 7. Land Ownership
  • 8. Financial Intermediation
  • Introduction: Roman Macroeconomics
  • 9. Growth Theory for Ancient Economies
  • 10. Economic Growth in a Malthusian Empire
  • Appendix to Chapter 10
  • Frontmatter
  • 11. Per Capita GDP in the Early Roman Empire
  • References
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Economics and Ancient History
  • Introduction: Data and Hypothesis Tests
  • 2. Wheat Prices and Trade in the Early Roman Empire
  • 3. Price Behavior in Hellenistic Babylon
  • Appendix to Chapter 3
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400845422
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400845422
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)453854
  • (OCoLC)979758429
  • (DE-B1597)9781400845422

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