New PDF release: Trade in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)

By Neville Morley

Historians have lengthy argued concerning the position of alternate in classical antiquity: was once it the life-blood of a fancy, Mediterranean-wide economic climate, or a skinny veneer at the floor of an underdeveloped agrarian society? exchange underpinned the expansion of Athenian and Roman strength, supporting to provide armies and towns. It offered the products that historic elites had to hold their dominance - and but, those self same elites often appeared alternate and investors as a probability to social order. alternate, just like the styles of intake that decided its improvement, used to be implicated in wider debates approximately politics, morality and the kingdom of society, simply because the enlargement of alternate within the smooth international is gifted either because the solution to international poverty and as an tool of exploitation and cultural imperialism. This 2007 e-book explores the character and value of historic alternate, contemplating its ecological and cultural value in addition to its monetary aspects.

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