Roman Law in Context


Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139425803
Category: History
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Roman Law in Context explains how Roman law worked for those who lived by it, by viewing it in the light of the society and economy in which it operated. The book discusses three main areas of Roman law and life: the family and inheritance; property and the use of land; commercial transactions and the management of businesses. It also deals with the question of litigation and how readily the Roman citizen could assert his or her legal rights in practice. In addition it provides an introduction to using the main sources of Roman law. The book ends with an epilogue discussing the role of Roman law in medieval and modern Europe, a bibliographical essay, and a glossary of legal terms. The book involves the minimum of legal technicality and is intended to be accessible to students and teachers of Roman history as well as interested general readers.

Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World


Author: Paul Erdkamp,Koenraad Verboven,Arjan Zuiderhoek
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198728921
Category: Land use
Page: 440
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This volume focuses on how the institutional set-up, or structure, of the Roman Empire positively or negatively affected economic performance. An international range of contributors offers a variety of approaches that together enhance our understanding of how different ownership rights and various modes of organization and exploitation facilitated or prevented the use of land and natural resources in the production process.

Herod's Judaea

A Mediterranean State in the Classic World
Author: Samuel Rocca
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498224547
Category: Religion
Page: 458
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Rome

An Empire's Story
Author: Greg Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199972176
Category: History
Page: 384
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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.

Kelten-Einfälle an der Donau

Akten des Vierten Symposiums deutschsprachiger Keltologinnen und Keltologen ; philologische. historische, archäologische Evidenzen : Konrad Spindler (1939-2005) zum Gedenken : Linz/Donau, 17.-21. Juli 2005
Author: Helmut Birkhan,Hannes Tauber
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 678
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The guiding principle of the Linz Celtology Meeting 2005 (Linzer Keltologentagung 2005) was that Celtology should not be considered an extension of Indo-European Studies, nor a discipline that should be classified under Prehistoric and Early History. To the greatest extent possible, research on the Celts should apply the true meanings of "integrated" and "interdisciplinary", thus encompassing the most important and the largest number of Celtic cultural manifestations possible. Not only those ethnic groups that, in ancient times, were considered Celts or belonging to the Celts should be taken into account, but also those that have been described as (Island) Celts since the early modern period, namely those from the British Isles, Ireland and Brittany, as based on their common original language. Thus the volume deals with evidence and problems concerning archaeology, history, linguistics, literature and the history of religions, although methodological questions and more general questions of ethno-genesis, gender, the reception of the Celts, etc. are also included. In order to create an all-around picture of the Celts, forty-eight internationally known German-speaking representatives of the Celtic scientific community, from Russia to Ireland, have submitted their work. A broad picture of Celtology as based on cultural studies is thereby presented. Then again, there are also clashing and contradictory research results, revealing Celtology to be a very lively field. Thus the anthology, with its broad and solidly discussed range of topics, should speak to many interested parties. It will soon "tempt" more questions and will become an essential handbook for all those interested in research on the Celts.

Women in the City

Women as Economic and Legal Actors in Valladolid, Spain: 1580-1620
Author: David Andrew Norton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 370
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GNO


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
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Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery


Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119421063
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery. The span of topics is broad—ranging from everyday resistance to slavery to philosophical justifications of slavery, and from the process of enslavement to the decline of slavery after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The book uses a wide spectrum of types of evidence, and relies on concrete and vivid examples whenever possible. Introductory chapters provide historical context and a clear and concise discussion of the methodological difficulties of studying ancient slavery. The following chapters are organized around central topics in slave studies: enslavement, economics, politics, culture, sex and family life, manumission and ex-slaves, everyday conflict, revolts, representations, philosophy and law, and decline and legacy. Chapters open with general discussions of important scholarly controversies and the challenges of our ancient evidence, and case studies from the classical Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman periods provide detailed and concrete explorations of the issues. Organized by key themes in slave studies with in-depth classical case studies Emphasizes Greek/Roman comparisons and contrasts Features helpful customized maps Topics range from demography to philosophy, from Linear B through the fall of the empire in the west Features myriad types of evidence: literary, historical, legal and philosophical texts, the bible, papyri, epitaphs, lead letters, curse tablets, art, manumission inscriptions, and more Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery provides a general survey of classical slavery and is particularly appropriate for college courses on Greek and Roman slavery, on comparative slave societies, and on ancient social history. It will also be of great interest to history enthusiasts and scholars, especially those interested in slavery in different periods and societies.

Forthcoming Books


Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,Arny, Rose
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States Imprints
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Studying Gender in Classical Antiquity


Author: Lin Foxhall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107067022
Category: History
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This book investigates how varying practices of gender shaped people's lives and experiences across the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. Exploring how gender was linked with other socio-political characteristics such as wealth, status, age and life-stage, as well as with individual choices, in the very different world of classical antiquity is fascinating in its own right. But later perceptions of ancient literature and art have profoundly influenced the development of gendered ideologies and hierarchies in the West, and influenced the study of gender itself. Questioning how best to untangle and interpret difficult sources is a key aim. This book exploits a wide range of archaeological, material cultural, visual, spatial, demographic, epigraphical and literary evidence to consider households, families, life-cycles and the engendering of time, legal and political institutions, beliefs about bodies, sex and sexuality, gender and space, the economic implications of engendered practices, and gender in religion and magic.

Money in Classical Antiquity


Author: Sitta von Reden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139788639
Category: History
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This book was the first to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the impact of money on the economy, society and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds. It uses new approaches in economic history to explore how money affected the economy in antiquity and demonstrates that the crucial factors in its increasing influence were state-formation, expanding political networks, metal supply and above all an increasing sophistication of credit and contractual law. Covering a wide range of monetary contexts within the Mediterranean over almost a thousand years (c.600 BC–AD 300), it demonstrates that money played different roles in different social and political circumstances. The book will prove an invaluable introduction to upper-level students of ancient money, while also offering perspectives for future research to the specialist.

Christianity and Roman Society


Author: Gillian Clark
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521633864
Category: History
Page: 137
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Early Christianity in the context of Roman society raises important questions for historians, sociologists of religion and theologians alike. This work explores the differing perspectives arising from a changing social and academic culture. Key issues concerning early Christianity are addressed, such as how early Christian accounts of pagans, Jews and heretics can be challenged and the degree to which Christian groups offered support to their members and to those in need. The work examines how non-Christians reacted to the spectacle of martyrdom and to Christian reverence for relics. Questions are also raised about why some Christians encouraged others to abandon wealth, status and gender-roles for extreme ascetic lifestyles and about whether Christian preachers trained in classical culture offered moral education to all or only to the social elite. The interdisciplinary and thematic approach offers the student of early Christianity a comprehensive treatment of its role and influence in Roman society.