9780199565283-0199565287-Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East (Oxford Studies in Byzantium)

Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East (Oxford Studies in Byzantium)

ISBN-13: 9780199565283
ISBN-10: 0199565287
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Decker, Michael
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199565283
ISBN-10: 0199565287
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Decker, Michael
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages

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Acknowledged authors Decker, Michael wrote Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East (Oxford Studies in Byzantium) comprising 360 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199565287 and 9780199565283. Since then Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East (Oxford Studies in Byzantium) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book explores the agrarian landscape and economy of the eastern Mediterranean from modern Israel to Turkey. This region experienced a surge in population between the fifth and sixth centuries AD that raised the population to levels often only regained in the late twentieth century. Cities expanded and the eastern lands reached a pinnacle of cultural expression and economic prosperity in the century before the arrival of Islam. Behind all this lay the ability of Roman farmers to feed themselves by producing a reliable surplus of food. Michael Decker describes precisely how this was done: how plants critical to survival were grown and how new plants were introduced. He also catalogues the range of intensive farming methods used and the rise of cash-crop farming based on olive oil and wine that was traded throughout Europe, western Asia, and parts of Africa.

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