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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


Grain, Class, and Politics During NEP: The Politburo Meeting of December 10, 1925

R. W. Davies

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the transcript of the December 10, 1925 Politburo meeting, and suggests that the political struggle between Joseph Stalin and the Left is linked to the problem of grain ... More


Grain from Cyrene

Alain Bresson

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Cyrene, founded around 631 BC, experienced rapid development and became one of the grain baskets of the Greek world. Yet the history and scale of grain production and export from Cyrene remain ... More


Food security in China

Funing Zhong

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0049
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines factors affecting China’s food security. Grain production has shown remarkable growth, both before and during the reform. Total output grew from 163.92 mmt in 1952, the year ... More


Farm size and long-term prospects for Chinese agriculture

Keijiro Kei Otsuka

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0050
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the prospects for Chinese agriculture given increasing wage rates. Since farm size in China is extremely small and individual land ownership rights are absent, farm size ... More


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