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Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Alasdair Whittle and Vicki Cummings (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The processes involved in the transformation of society from Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers were complex. They involved changes not only in subsistence but also in how people ... More


Neolithic farming in Britain and central Europe: contrast or continuity?

Amy Bogaard and Glynis Jones

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Farming in Britain has been characterized by some authors as the transient and sporadic cultivation of food that had a limited economic importance, and more specifically as the production of special ... More


From fish and seal to sheep and cattle: new research into the process of neolithisation in northern Germany

Sönke Hartz, Harald Lübke, and Thomas Terberger

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0027
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The border between the Mesolithic and the Neolithic in Central Europe is traditionally defined on the basis of subsistence strategy. It is the development from hunter-gatherer groups in the forests ... More


Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Gwen Robbins Schug

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium B.C. hundreds of villages were founded in peninsular India. The people of the Deccan Chalcolithic period relied on farming drought-resistant barley and wheat. They raised ... More


Standards of Living in Eighteenth-Century China: Regional Differences, Temporal Trends, and Incomplete Evidence

Kenneth Pomeranz

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:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Attempts to reconstruct basic aspects of the standard of living in late eighteenth century China, focusing primarily on the Yangzi Delta (China’s richest region) but also briefly considering other ... More


Real Wages in Europe and Asia: A First Look at the Long-Term Patterns

Robert C. Allen

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:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, wage rates in Japan, India, and China were lower than their counterparts in Europe when the wages are compared at the exchange rates implied by the silver ... More


1792–1793: Minister of the Republic Grain and Museums

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Despite the split between Brissotins (or ‘Girondins’) and Montagnards in the Convention, briefly discussed, divisions do not concern all policy: this chapter considers Roland's daily work as Interior ... More


Tradition and Sovereignty: Conflicts over the Forests of Dir‐Kohistan

Shaheen Rafi Khan

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Resource rights in Dir-Kohistan are governed by two concurrent systems of law and governance. Customary law has its origins in the garzinda wesh system introduced in the early 17th century. Statutory ... 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


Sraffa's Prices

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the fourth of six chapters on the logic of price and discusses ‘Sraffa's prices’. These represent another understanding about ‘price’ that joins with the centuries‐old discourse about ‘value’ ... More


Human Wealth and Financial Wealth

John Y. Campbell and Luis M. Viceira

in Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296942
eISBN:
9780191596049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296940.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores financial asset allocation strategies when human wealth, the expected present discounted value of future labour earnings, is not tradable. Investors should adjust explicit asset ... More


Conclusion

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The unique opportunity to explore the experience of the Great Irish Famine through a bioarchaeological analysis of the skeletal remains of its victims has provided insights not only into the how this ... More


How Prosperous were the Romans? Evidence from Diocletian's Price Edict (AD 301)

Robert C. Allen

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter compares the standard of living of labourers in the Roman Empire in 301 AD with the standard of living of labourers in Europe and Asia from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution. ... More


Workability of Generalized Von Neumann Models of Balanced Growth

Michio Morishima

in Equilibrium, Stability and Growth: A Multi-Sectoral Analysis

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198281450
eISBN:
9780191596650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198281455.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter and the next are devoted to an analysis of the von Neumann model of economic expansion, which may be considered as a variant of the dynamic Leontief system. The original von Neumann ... More


Balanced Growth and Efficient Programme of Very‐Long‐Run Growth

Michio Morishima

in Equilibrium, Stability and Growth: A Multi-Sectoral Analysis

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198281450
eISBN:
9780191596650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198281455.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter and the previous one are devoted to an analysis of the von Neumann model of economic expansion, which may be considered as a variant of the dynamic Leontief system. The original von ... More


Hand to Mouth: Grain in Late Antiquity

Michael Decker

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 deals with the production of cereal crops and subsistence requirements. Quantitative studies offer tentative yields and consumption rates. from this chapter's calculations, it appears that ... More


Sir James Steuart: Principles of Political Economy  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The lives of James Steuart and Adam Smith, their careers, and their perspectives on political economy could hardly have been more different. Reading Steuart's book Principles of Political Economy in ... More


Basic Human Rights: The Moral Minimum

Charles Jones

in Global Justice: Defending Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242221
eISBN:
9780191697067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242221.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides the rationale for a defensible account of global justice. The view that the chapter has in mind is perhaps the most popular form of cosmopolitanism in both academic and ... More


Technology and the Reproduction of Values in Rural Western India

Arjun Appadurai

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the effects of commercialization of agriculture in a village in Western India. The findings reveal that the shift from subsistence orientation to a commercial orientation ... More


The Education of Ada

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Agrarianism and the Good Society: Land, Culture, Conflict, and Hope

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124391
eISBN:
9780813134888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124391.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter draws upon the experiences of the main characters in the Charles Frazier novel Cold Mountain, to illustrate how nature and culture can come together on a small farm to give rise to the ... More


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