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The Resource Markets and fairs in Roman Italy : their social and economic importance from the second century BC to the third century AD, Joan M. Frayn

Markets and fairs in Roman Italy : their social and economic importance from the second century BC to the third century AD, Joan M. Frayn

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Markets and fairs in Roman Italy : their social and economic importance from the second century BC to the third century AD
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Markets and fairs in Roman Italy
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their social and economic importance from the second century BC to the third century AD
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Joan M. Frayn
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eng
Summary
Markets and fairs played a fundamental part in the commerce of the Mediterranean region in the Roman period. But where were they held, and what commodities were sold there? Using evidence from archaeology, inscriptions, and literary sources, Dr Frayn builds up a detailed and enlivening picture of stalls and stallholders, profiteering, and price control in ancient Italy, and she invites comparison with medieval and modern practices. Besides the macella, or permanent markets in towns, Dr Frayn also looks at the much more numerous nundinae, or local markets, held every eight days - and also at the many fairs and festivals throughout Italy where retailing took place, often associated with shrines and characterized by religious motifs. The book includes a discussion of the economic and social effects of markets and fairs, including their relation to geography, demography, and modern 'central place theory'. There is also a chapter on market law, which can be traced from the ius commercii to the supervision of weights, measures, and pricing. As trade contacts widened, and merchandise grew more diverse, markets and marketing evolved with increasing complexity into a highly developed system, which in the wake of conquest came to influence larger areas of inter-regional trade. The book is fully illustrated with plates, diagrams, plans, and maps
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Frayn, Joan M
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Markets
  • Markets
  • Fairs
  • Fairs
  • Rome
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Markets and fairs in Roman Italy : their social and economic importance from the second century BC to the third century AD, Joan M. Frayn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-173) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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26095756
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780198147992
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(WaOLN)1513852
Label
Markets and fairs in Roman Italy : their social and economic importance from the second century BC to the third century AD, Joan M. Frayn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-173) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26095756
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780198147992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1513852

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