The demography of the first Mediterranean global network: The Roman Empire

The demography of the first Mediterranean global network: The Roman Empire
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The demography of the first Mediterranean global network: The Roman Empire

The study of the demographic characteristics of the first Mediterranean global network, the Roman Empire, is not an easy task. There are a lot of aspects to consider and an almost equal number of factors affecting them. In addition, the possible sources of information used to be incomplete and biase...

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Journal Title: Contributions to Science
Main Author: Marc Mayer i Olivé
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Language: English
Get full text: http://revistes.iec.cat/index.php/CtS/article/view/142085
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Science; Vol 11, No 1 (Year 2015).
Publisher: Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - CompartirIgual (by-nc-sa)
Subjects: Art and Humanity --> History
Abstract: The study of the demographic characteristics of the first Mediterranean global network, the Roman Empire, is not an easy task. There are a lot of aspects to consider and an almost equal number of factors affecting them. In addition, the possible sources of information used to be incomplete and biased. Although methodology for conducting this kind of studies has evolved through time, allowing us to extract and to interpret the data in a better way, some aspects remain still obscure. [Contrib Sci 11:49-58 (2015)]Keywords: Roman Empire · Antiquity · demography · slavery · urban life