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Garnsey, Peter

Overview
Works: 135 works in 654 publications in 7 languages and 16,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Collector, Publishing director
Classifications: DG276, 937.07
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Most widely held works by Peter Garnsey
The Roman Empire : economy, society, and culture by Peter Garnsey( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,506 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 )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1970 in English and French and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade in the ancient economy by Peter Garnsey( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 666 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
Imperialism in the ancient world : the Cambridge University research seminar in ancient history by University of Cambridge (GB)( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 644 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 )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 482 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
Hellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiography by Paul Cartledge( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early principate : Augustus to Trajan by Peter Garnsey( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the historical development of some central themes about property through the ages
The evolution of the late antique world by Peter Garnsey( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An original and authoritative history of the Roman empire from the third to the fifth centuries. The authors provide a lively, synthetic account of the changes that occurred in imperial ideology, government, law, religion, morality, the economy, society and culture. A concluding chapter sets Gibbon's celebrated discussion of the decline and fall of Rome against the background of eighteenth century thought on empire. Book jacket."--Jacket
Trade and famine in classical antiquity by Peter Garnsey( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lactantius : Divine institutes by Lactantius( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 248 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 )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 239 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 Congrès international d'histoire économique( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Multiple languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history by Peter Garnsey( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume XI of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History covers the history of the Roman empire in the period from AD 70 to 192, from Vespasian to the Antonines. The volume begins with the political and military history of the period. Developments in the structure of the empire are then examined, including the organisation and personnel of the central government and province-based institutions and practices. A series of provincial studies follows, and the society, economy and culture of the empire as a whole are reviewed in a group of thematic chapters. This edition is entirely rewritten from the 1936 edition. There is much more extensive discussion of social, economic and cultural issues, reflecting trends in modern scholarship, and the increase of archaeological evidence and development of new approaches to it. New documentary evidence, from texts on stone, wood and papyrus, has advanced knowledge in every chapter
The Cambridge ancient history. Empire and successors, A.D. 425-600 by Averil Cameron( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume XI of the second edition of The Cambridge Ancient History covers the history of the Roman empire in the period from AD 70 to 192, from Vespasian to the Antonines. The volume begins with the political and military history of the period. Developments in the structure of the empire are then examined, including the organisation and personnel of the central government and province-based institutions and practices. A series of provincial studies follows, and the society, economy and culture of the empire as a whole are reviewed in a group of thematic chapters. This edition is entirely rewritten from the 1936 edition. There is much more extensive discussion of social, economic and cultural issues, reflecting trends in modern scholarship, and the increase of archaeological evidence and development of new approaches to it. New documentary evidence, from texts on stone, wood and papyrus, has advanced knowledge in every chapter
The Cambridge ancient history. c. 1800-1380 B. C.( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 3 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
 
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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 historyHellenistic constructs : essays in culture, history, and historiographyThinking about property : from antiquity to the age of revolutionThe evolution of the late antique world