Money, culture, and well-being in Rome's economic development, 0-275 CE
- by Daniel Hoyer.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
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- xiii, 215 pages : charts (1 color), 3 maps ; 24 cm.
- Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
- Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 412.
- Hoyer, Daniel, 1982- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-209) and index.
- Acknowledgements List of Illustrations List of Roman Emperors
- 1 Introduction: Approaching the Imperial Roman Economy â 1â Central Aims of the Book â 2â Who Will Read This? Target Audiences â 3â Lingering Questions about Imperial Rome â 4â The Many Faces of Roman Economic History â 5â From Fine-Grained to `Big Picture': Methods and Treatment of the Evidence â 6â The Contribution of Modern Thinking to Ancient Problems â 7â Book Organization â 8â Terms and Definitions
- 2 The Gift That Kept on Giving: Perpetual Endowments and the Role of Prosociality in Rome's Economic Development â 1â The Evolution of Prosocial Traits from the Early Days of Rome â 2â Prosociality, Charity, and Social Capital: How Elite Benefaction Came to Be â 3â Perpetual Foundations: The Gift That Kept on Giving â 4â What Lies under the Epiphenomena?
- 3 Investing in the Roman Economy: Material Evidence for Economic Development â 1â Benefactions as Wealth Generators â 2â Investment Opportunities in the Roman Economy â 3â Money in the Roman Economy: The Numismatic Evidence â 4â Supplying the Demand: Coinage, Monetization, and Market Development
- 4 Aligning Public and Private Interests: Public Building, Private Money, and Urban Development â 1â Public Needs and Private Incentives â 2â Rome: A World of Cities â 3â Public Building in the Cities of Roman Africa: A Case Study â 4â Urbanization and the Development of the Non-Agrarian Sectors â 5â The Surprisingly Short Reach of the Roman State â 6â The Public Deeds of Private Citizens â 7â Aligning Interests
- 5 Measuring Economic Performance beyond GDP: Economic Growth, Income Inequality, and Roman Living Standards â 1â Real Growth in the Pre-Modern World? Debates, Controversies, and Confusion in Roman Economic History â 2â Proxy Evidence: Extrapolation or Hypothesis Testing? â 3â Rome's 99â ¯%: Economic Capacity and the Distribution of Wealth â 4â Sharing the Spoils of Success: Increasing Living Standards with Public Goods â 5â Collective Action and Prosociality in the Creation of Public Goods
- 6 From Prosociality to Civil Strife: Conflict, Stagnation, and Growing Regional Divides in the Third Century CE â 1â An Overview of the `Crises' of the Third Century â 2â What Really Happened after 235â ¯CE? â 3â Money, Investment, and Markets â 4â Production and Exchange â 5â The End of Roman Prosociality? Conclusion: Rome's Place in a Global History of Development
- Appendix 1: List of Inscriptions from the Western Empire Recording Interest being Drawn
- Appendix 2: List of Building Inscriptions from the North African Provinces Recording the Sponsor Bibliography Index.
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The Roman Empire has long held pride of place in the collective memory of scholars, politicians, and the general public in the western world. In Money, Culture, and Well-Being in Rome's Economic Development, 0-275 CE, Daniel Hoyer offers a new approach to explain Rome's remarkable development. Hoyer surveys a broad selection of material to see how this diverse body of evidence can be reconciled to produce a single, coherent picture of the Roman economy. Engaging with social scientific and economic theory, Hoyer highlights key issues in economic history, placing the Roman Empire in its rightful place as a special-but not wholly unique-example of a successful preindustrial state.
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- Mnemosyne supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, 2352-8656 ; volume 412
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