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6256. Tác giả chính: Jairus Banaji
Nhan đề: bAgrarian change in late antiquity : gold, labour, and aristocratic dominance / Jairus Banaji
Số phân loại : 937 J103; Đặc điểm vật lý: xvii, 286Tr ; 24 cm.
     *Tóm tắt : The economy of the late antique Mediterranean is still largely seen through the prism of Weber's influential essay of 1896. Rejecting that orthodoxy, Jairus Banaji argues that the late empire saw substantial economic and social change, propelled by the powerful stimulus of a stable gold coinage that circulated widely. In successive chapters Banaji adduces fresh evidence for the prosperity of the late Roman countryside, the expanding circulation of gold, the restructuring of agrarian élites, and the extensive use of paid labour, above all in the period spanning the fifth to seventh centuries. The papyrological evidence is scrutinized in detail to show that a key development entailed the rise of a new aristocracy whose estates were immune to the devastating fragmentation of partible inheritance, extensively irrigated, and responsive to market opportunities. A concluding chapter defines the more general issue raised by the aristocracy's involvement in the monetary and business economy of the period.      .


6257. Tác giả chính: Peter Connolly
Nhan đề: The ancient city : life in classical Athens & Rome / Peter Connolly, Hazel Dodge
Số phân loại : 937.6 P207; Đặc điểm vật lý: 256 p. :   ill. ; 29 cm
Tác giả khác: Hazel Dodge
     *Tóm tắt : In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life under the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. All the historical and archaelogical evidence has been seamlessly pieced together to reconstruct the architectural wonders of these mighty civilizations. Re creating public buildings, religious temples, shops, and houses, Connolly reveals every aspect of life in glorious detail, from religion and food to drama, games, and the baths. In addition to the great monuments and moments of classical Greece and Rome, readers learn about a typical day in the life of an Athenian and a Roman. They read about and see the houses people inhabited; attend 5 day festivals and go to the theater; fight great battles and witness the birth of Rome's navy; visit temples and spend a day at the chariot races. The spectacular artwork and vivid descriptions provide a window into the fascinating history of these two extraordinary cities and civilizations. The Ancient City is the crowning achievement of Peter Connolly's distinguished career      .


6258. Tác giả chính: Roger Ling
Nhan đề: The insula of the Menander at Pompeii / Roger Ling ; with contributions by Paul Arthur ... [et al.].
Số phân loại : 937.7 R427; Đặc điểm vật lý: v. 1-4496tr. : ill. ; 29 cm
     *Tóm tắt : This book contains catalogues, analyses, photographs and drawings of some 2,000 archaeological artifacts excavated from the Insula of the Menander in Pompeii. The catalogues, and analyses are organized by provenance--buildings, rooms, and location within rooms--so that the reader can understand the artifacts as household assemblages. The functions of artifacts and groups of artifacts are discussed, as are the Latin names which are often given to these artifacts, and the relationships of these assemblages to the state of occupancy of the buildings in the Insula during the last years of Pompeii. This study, therefore, provides a wealth of information, not only on the range and use of artifacts in Pompeian houses but also on Roman artifacts, and Roman society, more generally      .


6259. Nhan đề: Ancient Greece : a political, social, and cultural history / Sarah B. Pomeroy ... [et al.]
Số phân loại : 938 S109; Đặc điểm vật lý: xxiv, 568 p. ; 24 cm
     *Tóm tắt : Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, Ancient Greece, Second Edition, introduces students to the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. A comprehensive history, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history with a traditional yet lively narrative of political, military, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, Ancient Greece, Second Edition, offers an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students with little or no knowledge of Greece. The book is enhanced by text boxes featuring excerpts from ancient documents, an extensive glossary, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history      .


6260. Tác giả chính: Simon Hornblower
Nhan đề: The Oxford companion to classical civilization / Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth
Số phân loại : 938.003 S310; Đặc điểm vật lý: xxiv, 793, [12] p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Tác giả khác: Antony Spawforth
     *Tóm tắt : Unrivaled in scope and scholarship, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization is an indispensable guide to the richly textured history of ancient Greece and Rome. From military history to architecture, ancient law to mythology, the sciences to the arts, these meticulously detailed entries breathe life into the people, places and events that shaped the development of classical civilization. Filled with both essay length articles and short quick reference entries, this extraordinarily thorough yet accessibly written book is a treasury of information on classical civilization. Arranged alphabetically, fully cross-referenced, and illustrated throughout, The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization will certainly become an essential resource for anyone interested in learning more about the cradle of western civilization      .

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