Agriculture and Farming

Zeev Safrai

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Agriculture and Farming

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This article presents a survey of research in farming and agriculture. It discusses the extent the economy was open that involved export and import. It then demonstrates how the local agriculture was adapted into the structure of the economy, and assesses the impact of the agrarian structure on agricultural variety. It also studies the influence Jewish religion might have had on agricultural practices in Roman Palestine. Finally, the article considers how different the agrarian economy of Roman Palestine was from the surrounding provinces.

Keywords: farming; agriculture; economic structure; agrarian structure; agricultural variety; agricultural practices; agrarian economy

Article.  7866 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Historical Archaeology

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