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The Resource Demography and Roman society, Tim G. Parkin

Demography and Roman society, Tim G. Parkin

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Demography and Roman society
Title
Demography and Roman society
Statement of responsibility
Tim G. Parkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How long did ancient Romans live? What were the leading causes of death? At what age did they marry? What percentage of the infant mortality rate was due to infanticide? Did the Romans themselves keep accurate statistics? Previous attempts to answer such questions have often proved unconvincing - in part because historians lacked the detailed knowledge of demography needed for such investigations. In Demography and Roman Society Tim Parkin shows how modern demographic tools and techniques can be used to shed new light on the study of ancient society. In Part One Parkin shows how the ancient evidence - from inscriptions on Roman tombstones to the skeletons themselves - cannot be used to provide reliable data on such demographic issues as population distribution by age, geographical location, class, and sex. In Part Two he presents an overview of modern demographic methods and models. Part Three draws some general conclusions about life in the Roman world based on demographic analysis, including mortality, fertility, marriage, contraception, and abortion
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Parkin, Tim G
Dewey number
304.6/0937/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB853.R66
LC item number
P37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient society and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demography
  • Rome
  • Démographie
  • Demografie
  • Onderzoeksmethoden
  • Bevolkingsopbouw
  • Démographie
Label
Demography and Roman society, Tim G. Parkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient evidence. The epigraphic evidence ; The Egyptian evidence ; The Ulpianic evidence ; The skeletal evidence ; Ancient statistics -- Ancient history and modern demography: methods and models -- Demographic impressions of the Roman world. Mortality ; Fertility -- Conclusion
Control code
25093336
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780801843778
Lccn
91045647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1459541
Label
Demography and Roman society, Tim G. Parkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient evidence. The epigraphic evidence ; The Egyptian evidence ; The Ulpianic evidence ; The skeletal evidence ; Ancient statistics -- Ancient history and modern demography: methods and models -- Demographic impressions of the Roman world. Mortality ; Fertility -- Conclusion
Control code
25093336
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780801843778
Lccn
91045647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1459541

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