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Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book contains a number of chapters on the Roman economy which discuss methods of analysing the performance of the economy of the Mediterranean world under Roman imperial rule in the period c.100 ... More


Credit and Agrarian Class Structure

Mukesh Eswaran and Ashok Kotwal

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter, the authors trace the key role of unequal access to both production and consumption credits in shaping the agrarian class structure.


Society and Economic Activity

Romila Thapar

in Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
eISBN:
9780199081073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077244.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the social and economic activities in Mauryan India during the reign of Aśoka Maurya. It suggests that social and economic activities are of particular significance during this ... More


The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Pranab Bardhan (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287629
eISBN:
9780191595912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287623.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this book, the authors theorize about the rationale and consequences of some economic institutions and contractual arrangements that are particularly predominant in poor agrarian economies. The ... More


The Greening of Capitalism

John A. Mathews

in Greening of Capitalism: How Asia Is Driving the Next Great Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791502
eISBN:
9780804793162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791502.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Finally chapter Nine brings together all the elements of the green that is emerging in the 21st century, where the firm itself can grow but the system as a whole remains within its ecological limits. ... More


Land Ownership

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/9780691147680.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the terms of Roman land ownership. It demonstrates how land is the basis of all agrarian economies. Yet land markets are different from commodity markets even today because ... More


From Ancient to Medieval

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0031
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The central factor that eventually transformed ancient Indian society into a medieval society was the practice of land grants. The brahmanas were granted villages free from taxes which were collected ... More


What Can the Endogenous Institutions Literature Tell Us About Ancient Rome?

Robert K. Fleck, F. Andrew Hanssen, and Dennis P. Kehoe

in Roman Law and Economics: Institutions and Organizations Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787204
eISBN:
9780191829284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787204.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A large and growing literature on “endogenous” institutions seeks to understand the circumstances under which institutions of particular types arise. One of the literature’s guiding principles is ... More


The Irish Famine of 1799–1801: Market Culture, Moral Economies and Social Protest

Roger Wells (ed.)

in Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the market culture, moral economies, and social protests associated with the famine of 1799–1801 in Ireland. The analysis reveals populist moral-economic precepts and ... More


Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Katherine Blouin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may ... More


The Light of Science

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

in The Web of Freedom: J.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460816
eISBN:
9780199087150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

Kumarappa and his co-workers at the AIVIA spent a substantial amount of time working to revive, improve, and rationalize many traditional village industries that provided economic sustenance to ... More


The Web of Freedom: J.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460816
eISBN:
9780199087150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Freedom fighter, economic philosopher, environmentalist and Gandhian constructive worker, Joseph Cornelius Kumarappa (1892–1960) was a man of many parts. Driven by his convictions, he abandoned a ... More


Epilogue: Illness and Suffering: Unintended Consequences of Federal Reconstruction in the South and West

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This epilogue follows officials of the Freedmen’s Bureau on their journey from the Reconstruction South to the West, focusing on their efforts, and those of former abolitionists and military ... More


Public Universities in A New Economic Era

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis

in A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman.10
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter shows why public and private research universities have been important contributors to the rise in the South's prosperity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, propelling it out ... More


Introduction

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the subject, methodology, and organization of this book and sets it within the broader framework of scholarship on the Nile Delta, the agrarian economy of Hellenistic and ... More


We Will Never Be Satisfied: Hamilton and Jefferson’s Duel Over Constitutional Meaning

Ian Millhiser

in Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today's Most Contentious Legal Issues through the Hit Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752216
eISBN:
9781501752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752216.003.0022
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains that part of the genius of Hamilton: An American Musical is Lin Manuel Miranda's decision to cast Thomas Jefferson, if not necessarily in the role as the villain, very much in ... More


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