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The Resource Trade and taboo : disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean, Sarah E. Bond

Trade and taboo : disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean, Sarah E. Bond

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Trade and taboo : disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean
Title
Trade and taboo
Title remainder
disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean
Statement of responsibility
Sarah E. Bond
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Language
eng
Summary
Trade and Taboo" investigates the legal, literary, social, and institutional creation of disrepute in ancient Roman society. It tracks the shifting application of stigmas of disrepute between the Republic and Late Antiquity by following groups of professionals - funeral workers, criers, tanners, mint workers, and even bakers - and asking how they coped with stigmatization. The goal of this book is to reveal the construction and motivations for these attitudes, and to show how they created inequalities, informed institutions, and changed over time. Additionally, the volume shows how political and cultural shifts mutated these taboos, reshaping economic markets and altering the status of professionals at work within these markets. Sarah E. Bond investigates legal stigmas in the form of infamia and other marks of legal disrepute. Her volume expands on anthropological theories of pollution by exploring individuals who regularly came intocontact with corpses and other polluting materials, then considers communication and network formation through the disrepute attached to town criers called praecones. Ideas of disgust and the language of invective are brought forward looking at tanners, while the book closes with an exploration of caste-like systems created in the later Roman empire. Collectively, these professionals are eloquent about the economies and changes experienced within Roman society between 45BCE and 565 CE
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bond, Sarah E
Dewey number
331.700937
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4844
LC item number
.B66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Professions
  • Occupations
  • Social status
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Occupations
  • Professions
  • Social conditions
  • Social status
  • Rome (Empire)
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Trade and taboo : disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean, Sarah E. Bond
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-310) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Roman pride and prejudices -- Quamvis indignus: criers, status, and soundscapes -- Touch, pollution, and the mortuary trades in the Roman Mediterranean -- Scent and sensibilities: tanners in the ancient Mediterranean -- Currency and control: legal disrepute and associations of mint workers -- Catering to pleasure: sensual trades in the later Roman Empire -- Conclusion: inheriting the prejudices of Rome
Control code
953985413
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780472130085
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016027232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953985413
Label
Trade and taboo : disreputable professions in the Roman Mediterranean, Sarah E. Bond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-310) 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
Introduction: Roman pride and prejudices -- Quamvis indignus: criers, status, and soundscapes -- Touch, pollution, and the mortuary trades in the Roman Mediterranean -- Scent and sensibilities: tanners in the ancient Mediterranean -- Currency and control: legal disrepute and associations of mint workers -- Catering to pleasure: sensual trades in the later Roman Empire -- Conclusion: inheriting the prejudices of Rome
Control code
953985413
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780472130085
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016027232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953985413

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