Economy, Geography, & Provincial
History in Later Roman Palestine

By Hayim Lapin
September 2001
J. C. B. Mohr
ISBN: 3-16-147588-7
237 pages
$121.00 hardcover

Hayim Lapin examines the economic geography of fourth-century Roman Galilee. Drawing on literary and archaeological material for the distribution of cities, villages, roads and features of trade and marketing, and making use of the central-place theory, the author attempts to reconstruct models of the regional economy of northern Palestine, and to examine the degree of economic integration in the region.

The author argues that the economic, social, and cultural landscape inhabited by residents of fourth-century Palestine was in many ways shaped by its Roman provincial administrative setting and political economy.

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