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Bibliography

General (those marked with an asterisk * are texts that will be used frequently):

  • Aubert, J.-J. and Sirks, B (eds.) 2002 Speculum iuris: Roman law as a reflection of social and economic life in antiquity, Ann Arbor.
  • Duncan-Jones, R P 1982 The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies, Cambridge.
  • *Duncan-Jones, R P 2002 Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy, Cambridge.
  • *Finley M I 1999, The Ancient Economy, University of California Press.
  • Frank T (ed.) 1932-1940 An Economic Survey of Ancient Rome, Baltimore.
  • Garnsey P 1998 Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquity: Essays in Social and Economic History, Cambridge.
  • *Garnsey P, Hopkins K and Whittaker D R (eds.) 1980 Trade in the Ancient Economy, Cambridge.
  • *Garnsey P and Saller R 1987 The Roman Empire. Economy, Society and Culture, London.
  • Garnsey P and Whittaker C R (eds.) Trade and famine in Classical antiquity, Cambridge.
  • *Greene, K 1992 The Archaeology of the Roman Economy, University of California Press.
  • Harris V W 1993 The Inscribed Economy: Production and Distribution in the Roman Empire in the light of the Instrumentum Domesticum, Ann Arbor.
  • Horden, P and Purcell, N 2000 The Corrupting Sea: a study of Mediterranean History, Oxford.
  • Jones, A H M 1974 The Roman Economy: studies in ancient economic and administrative history (ed. P A Brunt), Oxford.
  • Le Blois, L, Rich, J (eds.) The Transformation of Economic Life under the Roman Empire, Amsterdam.
  • Lo Cascio, E, Rathbone, D (eds.) 2000 Production and Public Powers in Classical Antiquity, Cambridge.
  • *Manning, J G and Morris, I (eds.) 2007 The Ancient Economy: Evidence and Models, Stanford.
  • *Mattingly, D J and Salmon J (eds.) 2001 Economies Beyond Agriculture in the Classical World, London. There is a copy on the internet: http://www.plu.edu/~315j06/doc/economies-beyond.pdf
  • Meijer, F and van Nijf, O (eds.) 1992 Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World, London and New York.
  • Meikle, S 1995 Aristotle’s Economic Thought, Oxford.
  • *Morley, N 2007 Trade in Classical Antiquity, Cambridge.
  • Parkins, H and Smith, C (eds.) 1998 Trade, Traders and the Ancient City, London and New York.
  • *Scheidel, W and von Reden, S (eds.) 2002 The Ancient Economy, Edinburgh.
  • *Scheidel, W, Morris, I and Saller, R (eds.) 2007 The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World, Cambridge.

Bibliographies for classes:

Week 2

  • Andreau, J ‘Twenty years after Moses I Finley’s The Ancient Economy’, in Scheidel and von Reden, chapter 2.
  • Finley, M I 1999 The Ancient Economy, Berkeley.
  • Meikle, S 2002 ‘Modernism, Economics and the Ancient Economy’, in Scheidel and von Reden, chapter 11.
  • Morley, chapter 1.
  • Rostovtzeff, M I 1957 The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire, Oxford.

Weeks 3-4

  • Braudel, F 1981 The Structure of Everyday Life: the limits of the possible, London.
  • Frier, B 1999 ‘Roman demography’, in Potter D S and Mattingly D J, Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire, Ann Arbor, pp. 85-112.
  • Greif, A ‘Comment on Hitchner and Saller’, in Manning and Morris, pp. 239-242. (https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/CX260 or https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/CX360)
  • Harris, W V (ed.) 2005 Rethinking the Mediterranean, Oxford.
  • Hitchiner, R B 2005 ‘“The Advantages of Wealth and Luxury”. The Case for Economic Growth in the Roman Empire’, in Manning and Morris, pp. 207-222.
  • Hopkins K 1983 ‘Introduction’, in Garnsey, Hopkins and Whittaker, Trade in the Ancient Economy’, 1983, pp. ix-xv.
  • Millett P ‘Productive to some purpose? The problem of ancient economic growth’, in Mattingly and Salmon, Economies beyond agriculture, pp. 17-48.
  • Sallares R ‘Ecology’, in Scheidel, Morris and Saller, chapter 2.
  • Saller R ‘Framing the Debate over Growth in the Ancient Economy’, in Manning and Scheidel W ‘Demography’ in Scheidel, Morris and Saller, chapter 3. (https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/CX260 or https://clas.warwick.ac.uk/Extracts/Index/CX360)
  • Morley, ch. 2
  • Wolf, G ‘Regional productions in early Roman Gaul’, in Mattingly and Salmon, chapter 3.
  • White, K D 1970 Roman Farming, London.
  • Bradley, K 1994 Slavery and Society at Rome, Cambridge.
  • Finley M I 1998 Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, Princeton.
  • Garnsey, P (ed.) 1980 Non-slave labour in the Greco-Roman world, Cambridge Philological Society.
  • Hopkins, K 1978 Conquerors and Slaves: Sociological Studies in Roman History, 1, Cambridge.
  • Horden, P, and Purcell, N 2000 The Corrupting Sea: A Study in Mediterranean History, Oxford.
  • Kehoe, D 1988 The Economics of Agriculture on Roman Imperial Estates in North Africa, Göttingen.
  • Mattingly D J 1994 Tripolitania, Ann Arbor.
  • Mattingly D J 1997 ‘Africa, a landscape of opportunity?’, in Mattingly D J (ed.), Dialogues in Roman Imperialism, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, pp. 117-139.
  • Rathbone, D 1991 Economic Rationalism and Rural Society in Third-Century AD Egypt: The Heroninus Archive and the Appianus Estate, Cambridge.
  • Scheidel, W 1997 ‘Quantifying the sources of slaves in the early Roman empire’, Journal of Roman Studies 87, pp. 156-169.
  • Scheidel, W 2005 ‘Human mobility in Italy, II: the slave population.’, Journal of Roman Studies 95: 64-79.
  • de Ste Croix, G E M 1981 Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World from the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests, London.

Week 5

  • Bang, P F, Ikeguchi, M, and Ziche, H M (eds.) 2007 Ancient economies, modern methodologies, Bari.
  • Fulford, M 1987 ‘Economic Interdependence among Urban Communities of the Roman Mediterranean’, World Archaeology 19: 58-74.
  • Hopkins, K 1980 ‘Taxes and trade in the Roman empire’, Journal of Roman Studies 70, pp. 101-125.
  • Hopkins, K 2002 ‘Rome, taxes, rents and trade’, in Scheidel and von Reden, The Ancient Economy, Edinburgh, pp. 190-230.
  • Horden, P, and Purcell, N 2000 The Corrupting Sea: A Study in Mediterranean History, Oxford.
  • Manning, J, Morris, I (eds.) 2005 The Ancient Economy: evidence and models, Stanford.
  • Morley N 2004 Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History, London and New York.
  • Woolf, ‘World-systems analysis and the Roman Empire’, Journal of Roman Archaeology 3, pp. 44-58.

Weeks 7-8

  • Andreau, J 1999 Banking and business in the Roman world, Cambridge.
  • Aubert,J.-J. 1994 Business Managers in Ancient Rome: a social and economic study of institores, 200 BC – AD 250, Leiden.
  • Duncan-Jones, R P 1982 The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies, Cambridge.
  • Duncan-Jones, R P 2002 Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy, Cambridge.
  • Edwards, C, Woolf, G (eds.) Rome the Cosmopolis, Cambridge.
  • Garnsey P and Whittaker C R (eds.) Trade and famine in Classical antiquity, Cambridge.
  • Jones, D 2006 The Bankers of Puteoli: Financing Trade and Industry in the Roman World, NPI Media Group.
  • Laurence R 1998 ‘Land transport in Roman Italy: costs, practice and the economy’, in Parkins and Smith, pp. 129-148.
  • Ligt, L de 1993 Fairs and Markets in the Roman Empire, Amsterdam.
  • Mattingly D 1988 ‘Oil for export? A comparison of Libyan, Spanish and Tunisian olive oil production in the Roman empire’, Journal of Roman Archaeology 1: 33-56.
  • Meijer, F 2002 ‘Wrecks in the Mediterranean as evidence of economic activity in the Roman empire’, in Jongman, W and Kleijwegt, M, After the Past, Leiden.
  • Mitchell, S 1976 ‘Requisitioned transport in the Roman empire’, Journal of Roman Studies 66: 106-131.
  • Morley N 1996 Metropolis and Hinterland: the city of Rome and the Italian economy, Cambridge.
  • Morley, chapters 3-5
  • Purcell, N 1985 ‘Wine and wealth in Roman Italy’, Journal of Roman Studies 75, pp. 1-19.
  • Parker, A J 1992 Ancient Shipwrecks of the Mediterranean and Roman Provinces, Oxford.
  • Parkins, H and Smith, C (eds.) 1998 Trade, Traders and the Ancient City, London and New York.
  • Rice, P 'Shipwreck cargoes in the western Mediterranean and the organization of Roman maritime trade', Journal of Roman Archaeology 29 (2016), pp. 165-192.
  • Sirks, B 1991 Food for Rome, Amsterdam.
  • Temin, P 2001 ‘A market economy in the early Roman empire’, Journal of Roman Studies 91, pp. 169-181.
  • Whittaker, C R (1983) ‘Trade and the frontiers of the Roman empire’, in Garnsey and Whittaker, Trade and famine in Classical antiquity, pp. 110-125.
  • Wickham, C 1988 ‘Marx, Sherlock Holmes and Late Roman Commerce’, Journal of Roman Studies 78, pp. 183-193.

Week 9

  • Hong, S et al. 1994 ‘Greenland ice evidence of hemispheric lead pollution two millennia ago by Greek and Roman civilizations, Science 265, pp. 1841-3.
  • Leveau P 1996 ‘The Barbegal water mill in its environment: Archaeology and the economic and social history of antiquity’, Journal of Roman Archaeology 9, pp. 137-153.
  • Lo Cascio, E (ed.) 2006 Innovazione tecnica e progresso economico nel mondo Romano, Bari.
  • Morley, N 2000 ‘Trajan’s engines’, Greece and Rome, pp. 197-210.
  • Oleson J P (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World, Oxford 2008. (For an interesting review of this work by Rihll, click on this link: Oleson reviewed.)
  • Schneider, H 2007 ‘Technology’, in Scheidel, Morris and Saller, chapter 6.
  • White, K D 1984 Greek and Roman Technology, London.
  • Wikander, O 1984 Exploitation of Water-Power or Technological Stagnation? A Reappraisal of the Productive Forces in the Roman Empire, Lund.
  • Wikander, O 2000 Handbook of Ancient Water Technology, Leiden.
  • Wilson, A 1995 ‘Water-power in North Africa and the development of the horizontal water-wheel’, Journal of Roman Archaeology 8, pp. 499-510.
  • Wilson, A 2000 ‘Machines, power and the ancient economy’, Journal of Roman Studies 92, pp. 1-32.

Week 10

  • Crawford, M H 1970 ‘Money and exchange in the Roman world’, Journal of Roman Studies 60, pp. 40-48.
  • Duncan-Jones, R 1994 Money and Government in the Roman Empire, Cambridge.
  • Howgego, C J 1992 ‘The supply and use of money in the Roman world’, Journal of Roman Studies 82, pp. 1-31.
  • Howgego, C J 1994 ‘Coin circulation and the integration of the Roman economy’, Journal of Roman Archaeology 7, pp. 5-21.
  • King, C E and Wigg, D G (eds.), Coin Finds and Coin Use in the Roman World, Berlin.
  • Lo Cascio, ‘How did the Romans view their coinage and its function?’ in King, C E and Wigg, D G (eds.), Coin Finds and Coin Use in the Roman World, Berlin, pp. 273-287.
  • Von Reden, S 2002 ‘Money in the ancient economy: a survey of recent research’, Klio 84, pp. 141-174.

Internet resources:

Prices:

Walter Scheidel's database of Roman prices: http://www.stanford.edu/~scheidel/NumKey.htm (which contains links to other databases of prices as well, though these deal with other periods).

 

Term 2

 

Week 1 Introduction

Collingwood R.G. and Wright. R.P. 1995 Frere S. and Tomlin R. (ed). The Roman inscriptions of Britain. Alan Sutton 1995. CN 590.C6 

Hartley B. & Dickinson B. ; with Dannell G. 2008 Names on terra sigillata : an index of makers' stamps & signatures on Gallo-Roman , University of London, NK 3850.H355

Keppie, L. 2001 . Understanding Roman inscriptions .Routledge, CN 510.K3

Peacock, D.P.S. (Ed) 1977 Pottery and early commerce: characterisation in Roman and later ceramics. London: Academic Press DG 107.P6

Tomber, R. and Dore, J 1998 The national Roman fabric reference collection : a handbook . London: Museum of London Archaeology Service. NK 3850.T6

 

http://www.molas.org.uk/projects/fabrics_tei.asp?report=nrfc&section=nrfc0 (9/1/2011)

 

Week 2

When and where from

Barker, P. 1993 Techniques of Archaeological ExcavationLondon: Batsford CC76.B2

Francovich,R. Patterson H. and Barker G. 2000 Extracting meaning from ploughsoil assemblages. Oxbow, 2000. D 973.E9 

Allison-Jones , L. 2011 Artefacts in Roman Britain: their purpose and use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press DA 145.A78

Harris, E.C. 1989 Principles of archaeological stratigraphy London: Academic Press CC 77.5.H2

Hingley, R. and Willis S.(Eds) 2005 Roman finds : context and theory : proceedings of a conference held at the University of Durham. Oxford: Oxbow, 2005. DG 78.R6

Moreno, G., Orton, C., Rackham J. 1996 A new statistical tool for comparing animal bone assemblages.Journal of Archaeological Science23: 437-53

Reece, R., 1972, A short survey of Roman coins found on fourteen sites in Britain,BritanniaIII, 269-276

Reece, R., 1995, Site-finds in Roman Britain,Britannia XXVI, 179-206

 

Agricultural Evidence

Alcock, J. Food in Roman Britain Tempus, 2001. TX 360.G7

Brown, A.G., Meadows, I., Turner, S.D. and Mattingley, D.J. 2001 Roman vinyards in Britain: stratigraphic and palynological data from Wollaston in the Nene Valley, England. In Antiquity 75: pp745-57

Cool H. 2006 Eating and drinking in Roman Britain .Cambridge University Press, 2006. TX 360.G7  

Fincham,G. 2000 TRAC 99 : proceedings of the ninth annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conferenedited Oxbow CC 75.T4  

Greene, K 1992 The Archaeology of the Roman Economy, University of California Press. DG 85.G7

Mattingly, D J and Salmon J (eds.) 2001 Economies Beyond Agriculture in the Classical World, London: Routledge. DE 61.E2

Mattingly D 1988 ‘Oil for export? A comparison of Libyan, Spanish and Tunisian olive oil poduction in the Roman empire’,Journal of Roman Archaeology 1: 33-56.

Redfern, R.C., Millard, A.R., Hamlin, C., A regional investigation of subadult dietary patterns and health in late Iron Age and Roman Dorset, England, Journal of Archaeological Science (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2011.12.023

 

Week 3

Extraction, Mining, Manufacture

 

Information about the smelting and smithing of metals can be found at

http://hist-met.org/datasheets.html (9/1/2011)

 

Burnjam, B.C. 2003 Investigating an ‘Industrial small town’ : recent work at Dolaucothi-Pemsaint In Wilson, P. (Ed) The Archaeology of Roman Towns. Oxford: Oxbow, 13-21 DG 59.A2

Greene, K. 2000 Technological innovation and economic progress in the ancient world: M. I. Finley re-considered. The Economic History Review 53(1): 29-59. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2599464

McWhirr, A. 1982 Roman Crafts and IndustriesAylesbury: Shire Archaelogy. 745.441 MCW

Price, J. And Cottam, S. 1998 Romano-British glass vessels: a handbook. York: CBA NK5107.P7

Swan, V. 1984 The pottery kilns of Roman Britain H.M.S.O.

Tylecote,R. 1976 A history of metallurgy London : Metals Society TN 615.T9