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Metropolis and Hinterland

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Soft card covers with slight front cover cocking & small corner bumps; no dust jacket. Eight illustrations. This book studies the growth of the city of Rome and the effects of its demands for food and migrants on the economy of Italy. It questions the idea that all great cities were parasites on the societies that supported them, and reappraises not only the traditional view of Rome as a consumer city but also the history of Italy in the late Republic and early Principate. Ancient Rome was one of the greatest cities of the pre-industrial era. Like other such great cities, it has often been deemed parasitic, a drain on the resources of the society that supported it. Rome's huge population was maintained not by trade or manufacture but by the taxes and rents of the empire. It was the archetypal 'consumer city'. However, such a label does not do full justice to the impact of the city on its hinterland. This book examines the historiography of the consumer city model and reappraises the relationship between Rome and Italy. Drawing on archaeological work and comparative evidence, the author shows how the growth of the city can be seen as the major influence on the development of the Italian economy in this period as its demands for food and migrants promoted changes in agriculture, marketing systems and urbanisation throughout the peninsula.

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Added value:
First paperback edition
Author(s):
Neville Morley
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23x15x1.5 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521893313
ISBN-13:
9780521893312
Number of pages:
211
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Soft card covers with slight front cover cocking & small corner bumps; no dust jacket. Eight illustrations. This book studies the growth of the city of Rome and the effects of its demands for food and migrants on the economy of Italy. It questions the idea that all great cities were parasites on the societies that supported them, and reappraises not only the traditional view of Rome as a consumer city but also the history of Italy in the late Republic and early Principate. Ancient Rome was one of the greatest cities of the pre-industrial era. Like other such great cities, it has often been deemed parasitic, a drain on the resources of the society that supported it. Rome's huge population was maintained not by trade or manufacture but by the taxes and rents of the empire. It was the archetypal 'consumer city'. However, such a label does not do full justice to the impact of the city on its hinterland. This book examines the historiography of the consumer city model and reappraises the relationship between Rome and Italy. Drawing on archaeological work and comparative evidence, the author shows how the growth of the city can be seen as the major influence on the development of the Italian economy in this period as its demands for food and migrants promoted changes in agriculture, marketing systems and urbanisation throughout the peninsula.

Added value:
First paperback edition
Author(s):
Neville Morley
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23x15x1.5 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521893313
ISBN-13:
9780521893312
Number of pages:
211
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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