a companion to ancient agriculture



What is a companion to ancient agriculture?

A Companion to Ancient Agriculture is an authoritative overview of the history and development of agriculture in the ancient world. Focusing primarily on the Near East and Mediterranean regions, this unique text explores the cultivation of the soil and rearing of animals through centuries of human civilization— from the Neolithic beginnings of agriculture to Late Antiquity. Chapters written by the leading scholars in their fields present a multidisciplinary examination of the agricultural methods and influences that have enabled humans to survive and prosper.

Who is David Hollander?

David Hollander is Associate Professor of History, Iowa State University, USA. He is author of Money in the Late Roman Republic and Farmers and Agriculture in the Roman Economy and an editor of The Encyclopedia of Ancient History.

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