The Economic Integration of Roman Italy

Rural Communities in a Globalising World


Over the past decades, archaeological field surveys and excavations have greatly enriched our knowledge of the Roman countryside Drawing on such new data, the volume The Economic Integration of Roman Italy, edited by Tymon de Haas and Gijs Tol, presents a series of papers that explore the changes Rome’s territorial and economic expansion brought about in the countryside of the Italian peninsula. By drawing on a variety of source materials (e.g. pottery, settlement patterns, environmental data), they shed light on the complexity of rural settlement and economies on the local, regional and supra-regional scales. As such, the volume contributes to a re-assessment of Roman economic history in light of concepts such as globalisation, integration, economic performance and growth.

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Front Matter
Pages: i–xviii
Pages: 1–12
Pages: 437–500
Pages: 501–513
Tymon de Haas is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Cologne. He has been involved in various landscape archaeological projects and has published on a range of topics including early Roman colonization and the landscapes and economy of Central Italy.
Gijs Tol is Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in landscape archaeology and material culture studies and co-directs archaeological fieldwork within the Pontine Region Project (Lazio) and excavations at the multi-craft site of Podere Marzuolo (Tuscany).

Contributors are: Antonia Arnoldus-Huyzendveld, Peter Attema, Kim Bowes, Claudio Capelli, Michael Crawford, Gary Feinman, Mariaelena Ghisleni, Cam Grey, Tymon de Haas, Frits Heinrich, Willem Jongman, Geoffrey Kron, Alessandro Launaro, Dimitri van Limbergen, Michael MacKinnon, Simonetta Menchelli, Anna Maria Mercuri, Patrick Monsieur, Gloria Olcese, Marinella Pasquinucci, J. Theodore Pena, Eleonora Rattigheri, Rossella Rinaldi, Sara Santoro, Gijs Tol, Emanuele Vaccaro, Robyn Veal, Frank Vermeulen and Robert Witcher.
"(...) This volume succeeds in the ambitious aim of shedding new light on aspects of Roman economics, as well as convince of the need for future studies that better integrate macro and micro-scale analysis of archaeological evidence". - Martin Pitts, in: Antiquity Publications Ltd, 2018: 1674-1676
"Die Lektüre des Bandes ist somit allen, die sich für römische Geschichte und Archäologie in Italien – und darüber hinaus – interessieren, nachdrücklich empfohlen." - Günther Schörner, in: 2019
All academics and students interested in Roman history and archaeology, in particular those interested in the socio-economic history of Roman Italy and/or the archaeology of the Roman countryside.
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