Cover image

Production and prosperity in the Theodosian period / edited by Ine Jacobs.

Contributor(s): Jacobs, I. (Ine) [editor.] | Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (1970- ) | International ROCT-Congress (3rd : 2010 : Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (1970-)) | Production and Prosperity in the Theodosian Age (Conference) (2010 : Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (1970-)Series: Interdisciplinary studies in ancient culture and religion ; 14.Publication details: Leuven, Belgium ; Walpole, MA : Peeters, 2014Description: xvi, 397 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 24 cmISBN: 9789042930124 (pbk.); 9042930128 (pbk.)Subject(s): Rome -- History -- Theodosians, 379-455 -- Economic conditions | Rome -- History -- Theodosians, 379-455 -- Antiquities | Rome -- History -- Theodosius I, the Great, 379-395 | Rome -- Civilization | Römisches ReichGenre/Form: History. | Konferenser.DDC classification: 937 LOC classification: DG77 | .P76 2014Other classification: 6,12
Contents:
Pt. I. Local and Regional Prosperity. Illyricum and Thrace from Valentinian I to Theodosius II. The Radical Transformation of the Danubian Provinces / Andrew G. Poulter -- Prosperity after Disaster? The Effects of the Gothic Invasion in Athens and Corinth / Ine Jacobs -- Sagalassos in the Theodosian Age / Marc Waelkens, Ine Jacobs -- Salus Reipublicae. Modelling the Monetary Supply in the Middle Meuse Valley Between 390 and 480 C.E. / Jean-Marc Doyen -- pt. II. Private Contexts. "Hypsorophos domos". Urban Residential Architecture in Asia Minor During the Theodosian Period / Inge Uytterhoeven -- The opus sectile from Porta Marina at Ostia and the Aesthetics of Interior Decoration / Bente Kiilerich -- pt. III. Artefacts and Exchange Patterns. Prolegomena to the Study of Portable Luxury Goods and Shared Aristocratic Culture in the Theodosian Age / Lea M. Stirling -- Mythological Marble Sculpture From a Regional and Supra Regional Perspective / Niels Hannestad -- Production and Distribution of Docimian Marble in the Theodosian Age / Philipp Niewöhner -- Trends in Tableware. An Overview of the Roman East in the Theodosian Period / Rinse Willet -- pt. IV. Influencing Factors and Explanations. Paying the Army in the Theodosian period / Warren Treadgold -- Prosperity, Sustainability, and Poverty in the Late Antique World: Mediterranean Case Studies / John Bintliff.
Summary: "Despite the large increase in material evidence datable to the Theodosian period (379-455 C.E.), textual sources still dominate our view of the period. This has led to a pretty bleak picture made up of foreign invasions, loss of territory, a weak ruler dynasty, a state-driven distribution system, and declining cities. And yet, many regions of the Roman Empire seem to have been doing quite well. For this reason, this volume aims at a re-evaluation of the prosperity of the Roman Empire under the Theodosii. Archaeological, historical, epigraphic and numismatic research are combined to investigate the vitality and socio-economic potential of distinct regions of the empire; to explore the relative importance of cities, villages, fortresses and estates in patterns of purchase and comsumption; to gain insights into the mechanisms and forces underlying production, distribution and consumption of both staple goods and luxury products; and, eventually, to offer explanations for the general condition and functioning of the empire."--Back cover.
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books The BIAA David H. French Library
Shelf 42 - Main Room
H2k JACOB 32615 Not for loan BOOKS-000000025493

"The current volume presents the proceedings of the conference Production and Prosperity in the Theodosian Age, held 3 to 5 December 2010 at KU Leuven ... The meeting was part of the third ROCT network, an international research network ... "--Preface.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-383) and index.

Pt. I. Local and Regional Prosperity. Illyricum and Thrace from Valentinian I to Theodosius II. The Radical Transformation of the Danubian Provinces / Andrew G. Poulter -- Prosperity after Disaster? The Effects of the Gothic Invasion in Athens and Corinth / Ine Jacobs -- Sagalassos in the Theodosian Age / Marc Waelkens, Ine Jacobs -- Salus Reipublicae. Modelling the Monetary Supply in the Middle Meuse Valley Between 390 and 480 C.E. / Jean-Marc Doyen -- pt. II. Private Contexts. "Hypsorophos domos". Urban Residential Architecture in Asia Minor During the Theodosian Period / Inge Uytterhoeven -- The opus sectile from Porta Marina at Ostia and the Aesthetics of Interior Decoration / Bente Kiilerich -- pt. III. Artefacts and Exchange Patterns. Prolegomena to the Study of Portable Luxury Goods and Shared Aristocratic Culture in the Theodosian Age / Lea M. Stirling -- Mythological Marble Sculpture From a Regional and Supra Regional Perspective / Niels Hannestad -- Production and Distribution of Docimian Marble in the Theodosian Age / Philipp Niewöhner -- Trends in Tableware. An Overview of the Roman East in the Theodosian Period / Rinse Willet -- pt. IV. Influencing Factors and Explanations. Paying the Army in the Theodosian period / Warren Treadgold -- Prosperity, Sustainability, and Poverty in the Late Antique World: Mediterranean Case Studies / John Bintliff.

"Despite the large increase in material evidence datable to the Theodosian period (379-455 C.E.), textual sources still dominate our view of the period. This has led to a pretty bleak picture made up of foreign invasions, loss of territory, a weak ruler dynasty, a state-driven distribution system, and declining cities. And yet, many regions of the Roman Empire seem to have been doing quite well. For this reason, this volume aims at a re-evaluation of the prosperity of the Roman Empire under the Theodosii. Archaeological, historical, epigraphic and numismatic research are combined to investigate the vitality and socio-economic potential of distinct regions of the empire; to explore the relative importance of cities, villages, fortresses and estates in patterns of purchase and comsumption; to gain insights into the mechanisms and forces underlying production, distribution and consumption of both staple goods and luxury products; and, eventually, to offer explanations for the general condition and functioning of the empire."--Back cover.

Zero Purchase 2021-09-16