Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquity: Selected Essays

Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquity Selected Essays This collection of essays by leading historian Jairus Banaji provides a stimulating rebuttal to the prevailing minimalism in late antique studies Together they strike a balance between the wide len

  • Title: Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquity: Selected Essays
  • Author: Jairus Banaji
  • ISBN: 9781107101944
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This collection of essays, by leading historian Jairus Banaji, provides a stimulating rebuttal to the prevailing minimalism in late antique studies Together, they strike a balance between the wide lens and specialised discussion, expanding on the perspective and argumentation laid out in an earlier book, Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity 2001 Successive chapters dThis collection of essays, by leading historian Jairus Banaji, provides a stimulating rebuttal to the prevailing minimalism in late antique studies Together, they strike a balance between the wide lens and specialised discussion, expanding on the perspective and argumentation laid out in an earlier book, Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity 2001 Successive chapters discuss the scale of the late Roman gold currency, the economic nature of the aristocracy, the importance of trade, relations between the state and the ruling class, and the problem of continuity into the early Middle Ages A substantial introduction pulls together the themes of the book into a coherent synopsis, while the preface clarifies the broad aims behind the study The book as a whole deploys a wide range of sources in various languages and is intended for ancient historians, students of late antiquity, and economic historians generally.

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