Koenraad Verboven is professor of Ancient History at Ghent University. He has published extensively on social and economic history, including a recent edited volume,Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World. (OUP, 2015)
Christian Laes is professor of Latin and Ancient History at the University of Antwerp and adjunct professor at the University of Tampere. He has published five monographs and over seventy international contributions on the socio-cultural history of Roman and Late Antiquity.
Contributors are: Seth Bernard, Sarah Bond, Miko Flohrl, Miriam Groen-Vallinga, Cameron Hawkins, Claire Holleran, Christian Laes, Catharina Lis, Jinyu Liu, Elizabeth Murphy, Hugo Soly, Laurens Tacoma, Nicolas Tran, Koenraad Verboven and Arjan Zuiderhoek.
All interested in the economic and socio-cultural history of the Roman Empire, as well as historians of work and labour of other periods.
"Despite the highly specialized nature of the subject matter as surveyed above, the volume represents a valuable contribution to scholarship by offering an updated guide to a complex field."
Josaphat Tam in BMCR 2017.10.29
Table of contents
Abbreviations of Ancient Sources
About the Authors
1 Work, Labour, Professions. What’s in a Name?
Koenraad Verboven and Christian Laes
2 Sorting Out Labour in the Roman Provinces: Some Reflections on Labour and Institutions in Asia Minor
3 Contracts, Coercion, and the Boundaries of the Roman Artisanal Firm
4 Workers in the Roman Imperial Building Industry
Seth G. Bernard
5 Getting a Job: Finding Work in the City of Rome
6 The Value of Labour: Diocletian’s Prices Edict
Miriam J. Groen-Vallinga and Laurens E. Tacoma
7 Roman Workers and Their Workplaces: Some Archaeological Thoughts on the Organization of Workshop Labour in Ceramic Production
Elizabeth A. Murphy
8 Constructing Occupational Identities in the Roman World
9 Guilds and the Organisation of Urban Populations During the Principate
10 Group Membership, Trust Networks, and Social Capital: A Critical Analysis
11 Currency and Control: Mint Workers in the Later Roman Empire
12 Ars and Doctrina: The Socioeconomic Identity of Roman Skilled Workers (First Century BC–Third Century AD)
13 Work, Identity and Self-Representation in the Roman Empire and the West-European Middle Ages: Different Interplays between the Social and the Cultural
Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly
Index of Subjects
Index of Places and Geographical Names
Index of Personal Names