Gift and gain. How money transformed Ancient Rome

Gift and gain. How money transformed Ancient Rome
Neil Coffee
Oxford University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780190496432
292 páginas
Precio: 67, 29 €

Sinopsis: The economy of ancient Rome, with its money, complex credit arrangements, and long-range shipping, was surprisingly modern. Yet Romans also exchanged goods and services within a robust system of gifts and favors, which sustained the supportive relationships necessary for survival in the absence of the extensive state and social institutions. In Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome, Neil Coffee shows how a vibrant commercial culture progressively displaced systems of gift giving over the course of Rome’s classical era. The change was propelled the Roman elite, through their engagement in shipping, moneylending, and other enterprises. Members of the same elite, however, remained habituated to traditional gift relationships, relying on them to exercise influence and build their social worlds. They resisted the transformation, through legislation, political movements, and philosophical argument. The result was a recurring clash across the contexts of Roman social and economic life.

Recomendados

The first serious optimist. A.C. Pigou and the birth of welfare economics

The first serious optimist. A.C. Pigou and the birth of welfare economics Ian Kumekawa New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2017 ISBN:9780691163482 332 páginas Precio: 39,64€

El seguro de salud privado y público en España. Su análisis en perspectiva histórica

El seguro de salud privado y público en España. Su análisis en perspectiva histórica Jerònia Pons Pons y Margarita Vilar Rodríguez  Colección Ciencias Sociales, 108 Zaragoza: Prensas de la Universidad

Historia agraria y políticas agrarias en España y América Latina desde el siglo XIX hasta nuestros días

Historia agraria y políticas agrarias en España y América Latina desde el siglo XIX hasta nuestros días Germán Carrillo y Justo Cuño Bonito Madrid, Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación,

La ciudad en movimiento. Crisis social y respuesta ciudadana.

La ciudad en movimiento. Crisis social y respuesta ciudadana. Oriol Nel-Lo Díaz & Pons Editores, 2015 ISBN: 9788494452208 203 páginas Precio: 14 €

Empire of Cotton. A Global History

Empire of Cotton. A Global History Sven Beckert New York, Vintage Books, 2015 ISBN: 9780375713965 611 páginas Precio: 18,78 euros

The Affluent Society Revisited

The Affluent Society Revisited Mike Berry Oxford University Press, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-19-874642-3 224 páginas Precio: 29,95€