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Studies in Roman property /
by the Cambridge University research seminar in ancient history ; edited by M. I. Finley.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
description
212 p. ; 23 cm. --
ISBN
0521211158
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imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
isbn
0521211158
general note
Includes index.
Papers presented during a 2-year period in the Cambridge research seminar in ancient history.
catalogue key
936487
 
Bibliography: p. [201]-207.
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
A series of detailed studies of aspects of Roman investment in property arising from a research seminar on Roman property held in Cambridge.
Description for Bookstore
The actual practice of the Romans with regard to property and investment must be distinguished from the formal rules of the emperors and the moralistic generalizations of the ancient writers. With this in mind the Cambridge Research Seminar in Ancient History spent two years examining various aspects of Roman property, investigating individual topics in greater detail than has been attempted before.
Description for Library
The actual practice of the Romans with regard to property and investment must be distinguished from the formal rules of the emperors and the moralistic generalizations of the ancient writers. With this in mind the Cambridge Research Seminar in Ancient History spent two years examining various aspects of Roman property, investigating individual topics in greater detail than has been attempted before. The book is of particular value to specialists in ancient history, economic and social history and in Roman law, but also contains materials of interest to medieval and agrarian historians.
Main Description
The actual practice of the Romans with regard to property and investment must be distinguished from the formal rules of the emperors and the moralistic generalizations of the ancient writers. With this in mind the Cambridge Research Seminar in Ancient History spent two years examining various aspects of Roman property, investigating individual topics in greater detail than has been attempted before. The studies which make up this volume deal with Roman investment in property - scale and concentration of holdings, rural and urban property, methods of exploitation and how this was organized, and the extent of marginal lands. The editor has formed the volume into a coherent unit by eliminating excessive duplication and overlapping between chapters. The book is of particular value to specialists in ancient history, economic and social history and in Roman law, but also contains materials of interest to medieval and agrarian historians.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Some configurations of landholding in the Roman empire
Imperial estates
Classical Roman law and the sale of land
The Ciceronian aristocracy and its properties
Private farm tenancy in Italy before Diocletian
Urban property investment
Agri deserti
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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