Oxford Roman Economy Project University of Oxford

The Economy of the Roman Empire - Boom and Bust? (Feb. 23, 2011, Canterbury)


Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 by Professor Alan K. Bowman FBA, Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford and formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford.
The character and the organisation of economic activity in the Roman empire was complex and sophisticated and affected a huge geographical area with diverse regional and social patterns. It is no longer possible to maintain a simple and unitary explanation of expansion and decline which will apply to the whole of the Mediterranean world under Roman rule. This lecture exploits the research carried out in the Oxford Roman Economy Project, exploring the documentary and archaeological evidence for Roman economic institutions and behaviour and suggesting ways in which we can begin to construct a quantified analysis of growth, integration and decline in the economy of the Roman world.

The Lecture will start at 5.15 pm in Grimond LT2, Classical and Archaeological Studies Department, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent.

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