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The Resource Constructing communities in the late Roman countryside, Cam Grey

Constructing communities in the late Roman countryside, Cam Grey

Label
Constructing communities in the late Roman countryside
Title
Constructing communities in the late Roman countryside
Statement of responsibility
Cam Grey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the 'small politics' of rural communities in the Late Roman world. It places the diverse fates of those communities within a generalized model for exploring rural social systems. Fundamentally, social interactions in rural contexts in the period revolved around the desire of individual households to insure themselves against catastrophic subsistence failure and the need of the communities in which they lived to manage the attendant social tensions, inequalities and conflicts. A focus upon the politics of reputation in those communities provides a striking contrast to the picture painted by the legislation and the writings of Rome's literate elite: when viewed from the point of view of the peasantry, issues such as the Christianization of the countryside, the emergence of new types of patronage relations, and the effects of the new system of taxation upon rural social structures take on a different aspect"--
  • "This book is aimed at filling that gap. In the process, it seeks to reconnect the agrarian history of the ancient Mediterranean world with agrarian histories of other periods and other regions. I do this on the assumption that all parties might have useful insights to offer each other on questions of common interest, and with the intention of exploring certain problems that have become politically or philosophically fraught in contemporary contexts"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.720937
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN9
LC item number
.G74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Constructing communities in the late Roman countryside, Cam Grey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: studying rural communities in the Late Roman world; 1. Constituting communities: peasants, families, households; 2. What really matters: risk, reciprocity, and reputation; 3. Small politics: making decisions, managing tension, mediating conflict; 4. Power as a competitive exercise: potentates and communities; 5. Resistance, negotiation, and indifference: communities and potentates; 6. Creating communities: taxation and collective responsibility; 7. Unintended consequences: taxation, power, and communal conflict; Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 269 p.
Isbn
9781107011625
Lccn
2011010569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn710044987
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793786954
Label
Constructing communities in the late Roman countryside, Cam Grey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: studying rural communities in the Late Roman world; 1. Constituting communities: peasants, families, households; 2. What really matters: risk, reciprocity, and reputation; 3. Small politics: making decisions, managing tension, mediating conflict; 4. Power as a competitive exercise: potentates and communities; 5. Resistance, negotiation, and indifference: communities and potentates; 6. Creating communities: taxation and collective responsibility; 7. Unintended consequences: taxation, power, and communal conflict; Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 269 p.
Isbn
9781107011625
Lccn
2011010569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn710044987
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793786954

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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