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Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity

Essays in Social and Economic History

Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity by Peter Garnsey
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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.
Cambridge University Press; May 1998
356 pages; ISBN 9780511824050
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Title: Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity
Author: Peter Garnsey; Walter Scheidel
 
ISBNs
051182405X
9780511824050
9780521591478