Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World
Responses to Risk and Crisis
By (author) Peter Garnsey
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Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman World by Peter Garnsey
Book DescriptionThe first full-length study of famine in antiquity. The study provides detailed case studies of Athens and Rome, the best known states of antiquity, but also illuminates the institutional response to food crisis in the mass of ordinary cities in the Mediterranean world. Ancient historians have generally shown little interest in investigating the material base of the unique civilisations of the Graeco-Roman world, and have left unexplored the role of the food supply in framing the central institutions and practices of ancient society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521375856
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This 2007 book examines the significance of ancient trade using ecological and cultural, as well as economic, perspectives.
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Authoritative history of the Roman Empire during a critical period in Mediterranean history.
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