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What Won’t Work: Misguided Mimicry of Natural Ecosystems

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers four ideas—suggested by Wes Jackson and Jon Piper in the classic paper, “The necessary marriage between ecology and agriculture”—for how agriculture might attempt to mimic ... More


Structure and Preparation of Silver Halide Grains

Tadaaki Tani

in Photographic Science: Advances in Nanoparticles, J-Aggregates, Dye Sensitization, and Organic Devices

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572953
eISBN:
9780191731266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572953.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The structure and preparation of AgX grains with desired size, halide description, and shape (typically cubic, octahedral, or tabular) for photographic materials are described in detail. They are ... More


The Economy: Agriculture and Industries in the Early and High Middle Ages

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The chapter shows how increasing population numbers and manorial organization in the early Middle Ages formed the main motors behind the growing importance of grain growing. The variety of food, ... More


Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Alfonso Moreno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This study shows how Classical Athens, the largest and historically most important of the Greek city‐states, depended for its survival on a supply of grain from overseas sources, especially (in the ... More


From Crisis to Uncertainty: Calculating Athenian Grain Production

Alfonso Moreno

in Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter attempts to calculate the grain production and carrying capacity of Attica by analyzing five key variables: land, use of the land, crop yields, population, and consumption. Previous ... More


Bread and Politics: The Ideology of the Grain Supply in Athenian Rhetoric

Alfonso Moreno

in Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Athenian literature, especially fourth‐century oratory, but also comedy, to show both how public speakers presented and audiences perceived their economy and grain supply. The ... More


The Performance and Presentation of Obligations

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter surveys the obligations of the citizen and the ways in which their performance was presented. The chapter opens with those domestic obligations of male and female Athenian citizens which ... More


Growth and Crisis: Nîmes’s Protestants, 1547–1559

Allan A. Tulchin

in That Men Would Praise the Lord: The Reformation in Nimes, 1530-1570

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736522
eISBN:
9780199866229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736522.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter charts the conversion of Nîmes’s early Protestants using a variety of measures: rising heresy prosecutions; emigration to Geneva; and changing formulas in notarial acts. It also charts ... More


Friends Abroad: Food, Commerce, and the Economics of Benefaction

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the Athenian polis was able to extract economic advantage from its relations with foreign individuals and communities. The chapter is divided into four sections. The first ... More


Economic Fragilities in Fourth‐Century Athens

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the question of Athenian dependency on grain imports in the ‘classical’ 4th century. It establishes the complexities, finances, and different interests that characterized ... More


The Grain Trade

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the Mediterranean wheat market. The Romans made many products, from wines to pottery and glass, but wheat was the most widely traded commodity during those times. Shipped from ... More


Short-Term Demographic Changes in Relation to Economic Fluctuations: The Case of Tuscany During the Pre-Transitional Period

Marco Breschi, Alessio Fornasin, and Giovanna Gonano

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Focuses on the short-term relations between prices of consumer goods and demographic time series. The area considered is the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from 1823 to 1854. The research identifies the ... More


New Evidence on the Standard of Living in Sweden During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Long-Term Development of the Demographic Response to Short-Term Economic Stress

Tommy Bengtsson and Martin Dribe

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Presents a new view of the standard of living development in Sweden during the agricultural revolution, using evidence on the ability to overcome short-term economic stress. The results corroborate ... More


Leitourgia and the Poor in the Early Christian World

Susan R. Holman

in The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter provides a broad overview of the poor in the early Christian world, and especially considers their relationship to the liturgies (Greek “leitourgia”) of religious and civic practice. It ... More


Setting the Price: Food Riots before 1790

Adrian Randall

in Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259908
eISBN:
9780191717444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on food riots in England from the Hanoverian accession up to the end of the 1770s. Eighteenth-century food riots were complex and multifaceted events that cannot easily be ... More


Granular materials with complex interactions

Igor S. Aranson and Lev S. Tsimring

in Granular Patterns

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534418
eISBN:
9780191714665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534418.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the situation when interactions between grains are not limited to simple collisions and friction. In many practically important situations, long and short range forces come ... More


Nonconceptual Content, Richness, and Fineness of Grain

Michael Tye

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter puts forth and defends three related claims about visual experience. First, it is argued that visual experiences have nonconceptual contents. Second, an explanation and defence is ... More


Price, Preference, and Purpose: Factors Influencing the Priory’s Purchasing Decisions

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

in Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253814
eISBN:
9780191719813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253814.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on how the obedientiaries' purchasing decisions were made, looking at the various factors that influenced or limited their choices and their behaviour as consumers. Three case ... More


Tenurial Purchasing

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

in Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253814
eISBN:
9780191719813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253814.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Two main patterns of purchasing emerge from this analysis of the priory's accounts, the ‘tenurial’ and ‘market’ methods. This chapter addresses the first of these — the purchasing of goods via Durham ... More


Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Michael Decker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This work examines the mechanisms of cultivation of the three major crops of the ‘Mediterranean triad’ (grain, wine, and olive oil) during the 4th through 7th centuries AD along the coastlands of the ... More


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