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Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Andrew Wilson and Miko Flohr


This volume discusses the world of urban craftsmen and traders in the Roman Empire. The volume identifies four key aspects in the study of Roman manufacturing and trade, and the individual chapters discuss these from a variety of perspectives. First of all, the book highlights the importance of considering modern developments in scholarly thinking about the world of craftsmen and traders, and the ideological and historical factors that shaped the scholarly landscape, particularly from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Secondly, it emphasizes the need to understand the economic strategies of ... More

Keywords: Roman economy, Roman society, Roman history, craftsmen, traders, urban history, Roman cities, manufacturing, production, retail

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Wilson, editor
Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, University of Oxford

Miko Flohr, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for History, Leiden University

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Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson

I Approaches

II Strategies

III People

IV Space

End Matter