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Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson


This volume is a collection of studies focusing on population and settlement patterns in the Roman empire in the perspective of the economic development of the Mediterranean world c. 100 BC to AD 350. The analyses offered here highlight the issues of regional and temporal variation: Italy, Spain, Britain, Egypt, Crete, Asia Minor from the Roman republic to the early Byzantine period. Although they are by no means exhaustive, the contributions to this volume sketch out the varied landscapes in which the many general issues raised need to be further analysed. The relationship between urban settl ... More

Keywords: Roman empire, archaeology, ancient economy, demography, urbanization, rural settlement, economic quantification, population

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602353
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Bowman, editor
Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford

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