Production and prosperity in the Theodosian period /

Production and prosperity in the Theodosian period / edited by Ine Jacobs. - Leuven, Belgium ; Walpole, MA : Peeters, 2014. - xvi, 397 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 24 cm. - Interdisciplinary studies in ancient culture and religion ; 14 . - Interdisciplinary studies in ancient culture and religion ; 14. .

"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.

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

"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.

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Rome--History--Economic conditions.--Theodosians, 379-455
Rome--History--Antiquities.--Theodosians, 379-455
Rome--History--Theodosius I, the Great, 379-395.
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