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Garnsey, Peter

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Works: 142 works in 699 publications in 6 languages and 17,469 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Collector, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Peter Garnsey
The Roman Empire : economy, society, and culture by Peter Garnsey( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the first, stable period of the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth, or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? Why did Roman governments freeze the official religion while allowing the diffusion of alien, especially oriental, cults? Are we to see in their attitude to Christianity a policy of toleration - or simply confusion and a failure of nerve? These are some of the many questions posed in this book, which offers the first overall account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. Addressed to non-specialist readers no less than to scholars, it breaks with the traditional historian's preoccupation with narrative and politics. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history."--Book cover
Famine and food supply in the Graeco-Roman world : responses to risk and crisis by Peter Garnsey( Book )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om fødevareforsyningen i antikkens Grækenland og Rom
Social status and legal privilege in the Roman Empire by Peter Garnsey( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas of slavery from Aristotle to Augustine by Peter Garnsey( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and French and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historically there have been few slave societies. The ancient world provides two examples in Greece and Rome. This study, unique of its kind, asks how slavery was viewed by the leading spokesmen of these societies. There was no movement for abolition, nor a vigorous debate, such as occurred in antebellum America, but this does not imply that slavery was accepted without question. Dr Garnsey draws on a wide range of sources, pagan, Jewish and Christian, over ten centuries, to challenge the common assumption of passive acquiescence in slavery, and the associated view that, Aristotle apart, there was no systematic thought on slavery. The work contains both a typology of attitudes to slavery ranging from critiques to justifications, and paired case-studies of leading theorists of slavery, Aristotle and the Stoics, Philo and Paul, Ambrose and Augustine. A final chapter considers the use of slavery as a metaphor in the Church Fathers."--Jacket
Trade in the ancient economy by Peter Garnsey( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperialism in the ancient world : the Cambridge University research seminar in ancient history by Cambridge University( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of imperialism, its political background and institutional frameworks, the material benefits it conferred, the ideologies of ruler and ruled - these are some of the more important aspects of imperialism discussed in this volume. In presenting the evidence for ancient imperialims and suggesting concepts and methods of interpretation these articles, which are the work of the Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History, range from New Kingdom Egypt and Carthage, through the classical Greek world of Athens and Sparta, to Macedonia and Rome. This book will be particularly useful to ancient historians but should also interest historian of other periods as well as students of politics
Food and society in classical antiquity by Peter Garnsey( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon a wide range of source material and evidence, the author examines food, the taboos surrounding it, its allocation within the family and its social and cultural significance within Greek, Roman and Jewish societies
Cities, peasants, and food in classical antiquity : essays in social and economic history by Peter Garnsey( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen essays in the social and economic history of the ancient world, by a leading historian of classical antiquity, are here brought conveniently together. Three overlapping parts deal with the urban economy and society, peasants and the rural economy, and food-supply and food-crisis. While focusing on eleven centuries of antiquity from archaic Greece to late imperial Rome, the essays include theoretical and comparative analyses of food-crisis and pastoralism, and an interdisciplinary study of the health status of the people of Rome using physical anthropology and nutritional science. A variety of subjects are treated, from the misconduct of a builders' association in late antique Sardis, to a survey of the cultural associations and physiological effects of the broad bean
The early principate : Augustus to Trajan by Peter Garnsey( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about property : from antiquity to the age of revolution by Peter Garnsey( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the historical development of some central themes about property through the ages
Trade and famine in classical antiquity by Peter Garnsey( Book )

15 editions published between 1945 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lactantius : Divine institutes by Lactantius( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lactantius enjoyed a high reputation in late antiquity and in the Renaissance, as apologist, rhetorician and stylist. He earned his living as a teacher of rhetorical Latin, and Ciceronian Latin lived again through his pen, enabling his wit and empowering his argument." "This edition of Divine Institutes has been prepared with students and scholars of intellectual history in mind, but it will also appeal to those concerned with ecclesiastical history and patristics, and to anyone interested in tracing the impact of Classical philosophy and literature on an early Christian thinker."--Publisher description
The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period described in Volume XIII of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' covers the years from Constantine's death to the reign of Theodosius II
Non-slave labour in the Greco-Roman world by Peter Garnsey( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Multiple languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'empire romain : économie, société, culture by Peter Garnsey( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history by Peter Garnsey( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the history of the Roman Empire from the accession of Septimius Severnus in AD 193 to the death of Constantine in AD337. This period was one of the most criticla in the historyof the Mediterranean world
The high Empire, A.D. 70-192 by Alan K Bowman( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the history of the Roman empire in the period from AD70 to 192, from Vespasian to the Antonines. It provides a political and military history of the period and examines developments in the structure of the empire
Roman law in context by David Johnston( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the rules of Roman law in the light of the society and economy in which it operated. The main topics discussed are: the family and inheritance; property and the use of land; commercial transactions and the management of businesses; litigation and the assertion of legal rights
 
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The Roman Empire : economy, society, and culture
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Garnsey, P.

Garnsey, P. D.

Garnsey, P. D. A.

Garnsey, P. D. A. 1938-

Garnsey, Peter

Garnsey, Peter D.

Garnsey, Peter D. 1938-

Garnsey Peter D. A.

Peter Garnsey scholar

Petrus Garnsey professor rerum classicarum

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Famine and food supply in the Graeco-Roman world : responses to risk and crisisIdeas of slavery from Aristotle to AugustineImperialism in the ancient world : the Cambridge University research seminar in ancient historyFood and society in classical antiquityCities, peasants, and food in classical antiquity : essays in social and economic historyThinking about property : from antiquity to the age of revolutionLactantius : Divine institutesThe Cambridge ancient history