The Roman Bazaar
A Comparative Study of Trade and Markets in a Tributary Empire
By (author) Peter Fibiger Bang
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Roman Bazaar by Peter Fibiger Bang
Book DescriptionIt has long been held by historians that trade and markets in the Roman Empire resembled those found later in early modern Europe. Using the concept of the bazaar, however, Peter Bang argues that the development spawned by Roman hegemony proves clear similarities with large, pre-colonial or tributary empires such as the Ottoman, the Mughal in India, and the Ming/Ch'ing in China. By comparing Roman market formation particularly with conditions in the Mughal Empire, Bang changes our comparative horizons and situates the ongoing debate over the Roman economy firmly within wider discussions about world history and the 'great divergence' between east and west. The broad scope of this book takes in a wide range of topics, from communal networks and family connections to imperial cultures of consumption, and will therefore be of great interest to scholars and students of ancient history and pre-industrial economics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855327
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Fibiger Bang
Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean, Paperback (July 2016)
Tracing the evolution of the state from its beginnings to the early Middle Ages, this comprehensive handbook focuses on key institutions and dynamics while providing accessible accounts of states and empires in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean.
Universal Empire, Paperback (February 2015)
This book explores the aspiration to universal, imperial rule across Eurasian history from antiquity to the eighteenth century.
Tributary Empires in Global History, Hardback (July 2011)
A pioneering volume comparing the great historical empires, such as the Roman, Mughal and Ottoman. Leading interdisciplinary thinkers study tributary empires from diverse perspectives, illuminating the importance of these earlier forms of imperialism to broaden our perspective on modern concerns about empire and the legacy of colonialism.
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A study interrogating the assumption that economic conditions in the Roman Empire resembled those found in early modern Europe.
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Author Biography - Peter Fibiger Bang
Peter Bang is an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen.
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