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Work, labour, and professions in the Roman world [electronic resource] / edited by Koenraad Verboven, Christian Laes.

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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016.
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Series:
Impact of empire : Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476, 1572-0500 ; volume 23
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Work, labor, and professions in the Roman world
Subjects:
Labor -- Rome -- History.
Working class -- Rome -- History.
Professions -- Rome -- History.
Human capital -- Rome -- History.
Slavery -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- Economic conditions.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
The economic success of the Roman Empire was unparalleled in the West until the early modern period. While favourable natural conditions, capital accumulation, technology and political stability all contributed, ultimately economic performance depended on the ability to mobilize, train and coordinate human work efforts. In Work, Labour, and Professions in the Roman World, the authors discuss new insights, ideas and interpretations on the role of labour and human resources in the Roman economy. They study the various ways in which work was mobilised and organised and how these processes were regulated. Work as a production factor, however, is not the exclusive focus of this volume. Throughout the chapters, the contributors also provide an analysis of work as a social and cultural phenomenon in ancient Rome,
Contents:
Work, labour, professions : what's in a name? / Koenraad Verboven and Christian Laes
Sorting out labour in the Roman provinces : some reflections on labour and institutions in Asia Minor / Arjan Zuiderhoek
Contracts, coercion, and the boundaries of the Roman artisanal firm / Cameron Hawkins
Workers in the Roman imperial building industry / Seth G. Bernard
Getting a job : finding work in the city of Rome / Claire Holleran
The value of labour : Diocletian's Prices Edict / Miriam J. Groen-Vallinga and Laurens E. Tacoma
Roman workers and their workplaces : some archaeo-logical thoughts on the organization of workshop labour in ceramic production / Elisabeth A. Murphy
Constructing occupational identities in the Roman world / Miko Flohr
Guilds and the organisation of urban populations during the Principate / Koenraad Verboven
Group membership, trust networks, and social capital : a critical analysis / Jinyu Liu
Currency and control : mint workers in the later Roman empire / Sarah Bond
Ars and doctrina : the socioeconomic identity of Roman skilled workers (first century BC-third century AD) / Nicolas Tran
Work, identity and self-representation in the Roman Empire and the West-European Middle Ages : different interplays between the social and the cultural / Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly
Index of subjects
Index of places and geographical names
Index of personal names.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Orville H. Bullitt Classics Fund.
Contributor:
Verboven, Koenraad, editor of compilation.
Laes, Christian, editor of compilation.
Brill Online Books and Journals.
Orville H. Bullitt Classics Fund.
Other format:
Print version: Work, labour, and professions in the Roman world.
ISBN:
9789004331686
9004331689
9789004331655
9004331654
OCLC:
960458059
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