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

Historia económica española y mundial

Historia económica española y mundial Esther Pascua Echegaray Madrid, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF), 2016 ISBN: 9788445432013 301 páginas Precio: 35.01 €

CFP: La violencia y sus relatos (1936-1948). Golpe, revolución, guerra y posguerra en perspectiva comparada

CFP: La violencia y sus relatos (1936-1948). Golpe, revolución, guerra y posguerra en perspectiva comparada

Fiscal regimes and the political economy of premodern states

Fiscal regimes and the political economy of premodern states Walter Scheidel and Andrew Monson Cambridge University Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781107089204 577 páginas Precio: 119,10 €

La era de las expectativas limitadas

La era de las expectativas limitadas Paul R. Krugman Barcelona, Ariel, 2016 ISBN: 9788434423619 235 páginas Precio: 15’90 €

¿Por qué manda Occidente por ahora? «Las pautas del pasado y lo que revelan sobre nuestro futuro»

¿Por qué manda Occidente por ahora? «Las pautas del pasado y lo que revelan sobre nuestro futuro» Ian Morris Ático de los Libros, 2018 ISBN: 978-84-16222-71-1 864 páginas Precio: 19,50€

Rome’s Economic Revolution

Rome’s Economic Revolution Philip Kay Oxford University Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-19-878854-6 400 páginas Precio: 39,95 €