Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity

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Author  Jairus Banaji
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   March 1, 2002
ISBN  0199244405
Pages  303

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This book argues that the late empire saw substantial economic and social change, propelled by the powerful stimulus of a stable gold coinage that circulated widely. Exploiting a wide range of sources, Agrarian Change in Late Antiquity weaves together different strands of historiography (Weber, Mickwitz, papyrology, agrarian history) into a fascinating interpretation that challenges the minimalist orthodoxies about late antiquity and the ancient economy more generally.

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