Wine, wealth, and the state in late antique Egypt : the house of Apion at Oxyrhynchus
- T.M. Hickey.
- Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xv, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- New texts from ancient cultures.
- Hickey, T. M.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Labor in the Vineyard
- The Flow of Wine through the Estate
- Assessing Estate Viticulture
- Appendix A: Abstract of Text I
- Appendix B: Viticultural Sites
- Appendix C: Wine Containers Used in the Byzantine Oxyrhynchite.
The "glorious house" of the senatorial family of the Flavii Apiones is the best documented economic entity of the Roman Empire during the fifth through seventh centuries, that critical period of transition between the classical world and the Middle Ages. For decades, the rich but fragmentary manuscript evidence that this large agricultural estate left behind, preserved for 1,400 years by the desiccating sands of Egypt, has been central to arguments concerning the agrarian and fiscal history of Late Antiquity, including the rise of feudalism. "Wine, Wealth, and the State in Late Antique Egypt" is the most authoritative synthesis concerning the economy of the Apion estate to appear to date. T. M. Hickey examines the records of the family's wine production in the sixth century in order to shed light on ancient economic practices and economic theory, as well as on the wine industry and on estate management. Based on careful study of the original manuscripts, including unpublished documents from the estate archive, he presents controversial conclusions, much at odds with the "top down" models currently dominating the scholarship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Apion I, active 472-525 > Family.
- Wine and wine making > Egypt > Oxyrhynchite Nome > History.
- Viticulture > Egypt > Oxyrhynchite Nome > History.
- Vineyards > Egypt > Oxyrhynchite Nome > History.
- Manors > Egypt > Oxyrhynchite Nome > History.
- Wealth > Political aspects > Egypt > Oxyrhynchite Nome > History.
- Manuscripts (Papyri)
- Oxyrhynchite Nome (Egypt) > Economic conditions.
- Egypt > Economic conditions > 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
- Egypt > Politics and government > 30 B.C.-640 A.D.
- Publication date
- New texts from ancient cultures
- Significantly revised version of author's 2001 University of Chicago doctoral dissertation entitled A public "house" but closed : "fiscal participation" and economic decision making on the Oxyrhynchite estate of the Flavii Apiones.
- Related Work
- Hickey, Todd Michael. Public "house" but closed.
- 9780472118120 (cloth : acid-free paper)
- 0472118129 (cloth : acid-free paper)
- 9780472028221 (e-book)
- 0472028227 (e-book)
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