Chapter 14. The Imperial Economy

  1. David S. Potter
  1. David Mattingly

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996942.ch15

A Companion to the Roman Empire

A Companion to the Roman Empire

How to Cite

Mattingly, D. (2007) The Imperial Economy, in A Companion to the Roman Empire (ed D. S. Potter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996942.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226444

Online ISBN: 9780470996942

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Keywords:

  • economy;
  • growth;
  • technology;
  • agriculture;
  • metallurgy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Theory and Evidence

  • Growth and Scale

  • Technology and the Economy

  • Agriculture

  • Towns and the Roman Economy

  • Extractive Industries: Mining, Metallurgy, and Quarrying

  • Coinage, Coin Use, and Markets

  • The Inscribed Economy

  • Shipwreck Archaeology

  • Trade and Commerce I: Pots As Evidence for Trade

  • Trade and Commerce II: Mechanisms