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書名 Demography and the Graeco-Roman world : new insights and approaches / edited by Claire Holleran and April Pudsey
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9781107010826 (hardback)
1107010829 (hardback)
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 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HB3632.5.A3 D383 2011    在架上    30530001292218
說明 ix, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "Through a series of case studies this book demonstrates the wide-ranging impact of demographic dynamics on social, economic and political structures in the Graeco-Roman world. The individual case studies focus on fertility, mortality and migration and the roles they played in various aspects of ancient life. These studies - drawn from a range of populations in Athens and Attica, Rome and Italy, and Graeco-Roman Egypt - illustrate how new insights can be gained by applying demographic methods to familiar themes in ancient history. Methodological issues are addressed in a clear, straightforward manner with no assumption of prior technical knowledge, ensuring that the book is accessible to readers with no training in demography. The book marks an important step forward in ancient historical demography, affirming both the centrality of population studies in ancient history and the contribution that antiquity can make to population history in general"-- Provided by publisher
"This book has its origins in a conference entitled 'Pre-modern Populations and Economies: the Case of Greece and Rome' which we organised while we were postgraduate students at the University of Manchester in June 2005. Versions of some of the papers were presented at this conference, and others were added later in order to extend the scope of the volume. We would like to thank our speakers: Ben Akrigg, Nigel Goose, Ian Harrison, Mike McCarthy, Neville Morley and Bob Woods, and our session chairs and discussants, Alex Craven, Polly Low and James Thorne"-- Provided by publisher
Introduction. Studies in ancient historical demography / Claire Holleran and April Pudsey -- Demography and development in classical antiquity / Neville Morley -- Demography and classical Athens / Ben Akrigg -- Nuptiality and the demographic life cycle of the family in Roman Egypt / April Pudsey -- Family matters: fertility and its constraints in Roman Italy / Saskia Hin -- Migration and the demes of Attica / Claire Taylor -- Counting the Greeks in Egypt: immigration in the first century of Ptolemaic rule / Christelle Fischer-Bovet -- Migration and the urban economy of Rome / Claire Holleran -- From the margins to the centre stage: some closing reflections on ancient historical demography / Tim Parkin
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-213) and index
主題 Demography -- Greece -- History
Greece -- Population -- History
Demography -- Rome -- History
Rome -- Population -- History
Alt Author Holleran, Claire, 1979- editor
Pudsey, April, editor
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