Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 2008

Journal or Book Title

Agricultural History

Volume

82

Issue

3

First Page

394

Last Page

395

Abstract

The title of Erdkamp's new book fails to do it justice. This study looks at much more than the grain market. Indeed, the first three chapters are a wide-ranging discussion of-and excellent introduction to-Roman agriculture. They also examine the cultivation of olives and grapes, and the economic strategies of peasants, as well as those whose production was geared more toward the market. In order to understand the grain market, Erdkamp looks far beyond the marketplace to the constraints placed upon producers, the problems of storage and transportation, and the impacts of taxation, geography, and public food distribution on supply and demand.

Comments

This book review is published as Hollander, D.B., The Grain Market in the Roman Empire: A Social, Political and Economic Study. Agricultural History, 2008, 82(3); 394-395. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Agricultural History Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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