The Economic Archaeology of Roman Economic Performance

Willem Jongman*

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    Recent years have witnessed a paradigm shift in the study of the Roman economy. Methodologically modern economic analysis is now far more acceptable than it once was, and archaeology has become the major source of empirical data for many questions. On the substantive side there is now a far clearer appreciation of the major changes that the Roman economy underwent, with substantial growth of population and aggregate production and even some improvements in standard of living, but followed by equally dramatic decline. This economic success was not limited to the imperial core, but also extended to the provinces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFinding the Limits of the Limes
    Subtitle of host publicationModelling Demography, Economy and Transport on the Edge of the Roman Empire
    EditorsPhilip Verhagen, Jamie Joyce, Mark R. Groenhuijzen
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-04576-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-04575-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    Namecomputational Social Sciences
    PublisherSpringer Nature

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