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Roman Craftsmen and Traders: Towards an Intellectual History

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the development of the debate on craftsmen and traders in general terms, focusing specifically on the German and Anglo-Saxon scholarly traditions. It assesses the relative ... More


Mercantile Specialization and Trading Communities: Economic Strategies in Roman Maritime Trade

Candace Rice

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the economic strategies of maritime traders. It starts from the observation that the epigraphic evidence for negotiatores suggests that specialization among traders was ... More


Twentieth-Century Italian Scholarship on Roman Craftsmen, Traders, and their Professional Organizations

Carla Salvaterra and Alessandro Cristofori

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter sketches the development of Italian scholarship on the theme in, specifically, the twentieth century. It emphasizes how political developments on a national level, both in the fascist ... More


Driving Forces for Specialization: Market, Location Factors, Productivity Improvements

Kai Ruffing

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the issue of specialization among craftsmen and traders within and between cities. Focusing particularly on epigraphic and documentary evidence from Egypt and Asia Minor, it ... More


Women, Trade, and Production in Urban Centres of Roman Italy

Lena Larsson Lovén

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the position of women in urban professional networks. While female work tends often to remain much less visible in our textual and iconographic sources, there is sufficient ... More


Working Together: Clusters of Artisans in the Roman City

Penelope Goodman

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the spatial clustering of crafts in Roman cities. It starts from two modern examples of urban economic clustering, and then goes on to analyse three cases of clustering that ... More


Freedmen and Agency in Roman Business

Wim Broekaert

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the role of freedmen in the economic network of their former owner. It argues that the specific social and legal position of freedmen brought both the freedman and his patron ... More


Spatial Concentration and Dispersal of Roman Textile Crafts

Kerstin Droß-Krüpe

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the spatial clustering of textile crafts. It starts from the papyrological evidence from Roman Egypt. Tax and property registers show how, in Roman Egypt, textile crafts such ... More


Fashionable Footwear: Craftsmen and Consumers in the North-West Provinces of the Roman Empire

Carol van Driel-Murray

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the footwear economy and uses consumer theory to sketch the economic landscape in which shoemakers operated in, particularly, the Roman Europe. Starting from the observation ... More


The Social Organization of Commerce and Crafts in Ancient Arles: Heterogeneity, Hierarchy, and Patronage

Nicolas Tran

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a case study discussing the professional associations in the harbour economy of Arles, showing that there was a clear hierarchy of professional associations, with the ... More


The Potters of Ancient Sagalassos Revisited

Jeroen Poblome

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the urban history of the potters’ quarter at Sagalassos. Production of red glazed fine-ware pottery started here in the Augustan period, probably as a result of a concerted ... More


Hierapolis and its Professional Associations: A Comparative Analysis

Ilias Arnauotoglou

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
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9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
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chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the evidence for professional associations in Hierapolis in Phrygia. It is argued that the evidence suggests that these associations were particularly involved in ‘memory ... More


Disciplina, patrocinium, nomen: The Benefits of Apprenticeship in the Roman World

Christel Freu

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the role of formal (and informal) education in the world of Roman crafts and trade. It emphasizes how apprenticeship provided pupils with much more than just the skills needed ... More


Industry and Commerce in the City of Aquincum

Orsolya Láng

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

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2016
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March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of the archaeology of manufacturing and retail in the Roman city of Aquincum. While most of this site was excavated in the late nineteenth century, recent ... More


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