Here are a series of references to do with various aspects of the urbanism of the Roman world, among other things. There is obviously a vast amount that has been written about each one of these topics, so this list is very much a work in progress. As a result, it is mainly intended to be a guide for those who are interested in researching or teaching in this area.

Urban History

Bairoch, P., (1988), Cities and Economic Development: From the dawn of history to the present (London: Mansell).

Chandler, T., (1974), Three Thousand Years of Urban Growth, (New York: Academic Press).

Chandler, T., (1987), Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth: An historical census, (Lewiston, Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press).

Clark, P., (2013), The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History(Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Hall, P., (1998), Cities in Civilisation, (New York: Pantheon Books).

Mumford, L., (1961), The City in History: Its origins, its transformations, and its prospects, (New York: Harcourt Brace).

Ancient Urbanism

Hansen, M. H., (2006), The Shotgun Method: The demography of the ancient Greek city-state culture (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press).

Hansen, M. H., (2008), ‘An update on The Shotgun MethodGreek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, 48: 259-86.

Hansen, M. H., and Nielsen, T. H., (2004), An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis: An investigation conducted by The Copenhagen Polis Centre for the Danish National Research Foundation, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Hanson, J. W., (2016), An Urban Geography of the Roman World, 100 B.C. to A.D. 300, (Oxford: Archaeopress).

The Ancient Economy

Finley, M. I., (1973), The Ancient Economy, first edition, (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press).

Frank, T. E., (ed.), (1938), An Economic Survey of Ancient Rome, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press), volumes I to VI.

Hopkins, K., (1978b), ‘Economic growth and towns in classical antiquity’, in Abrams, P., and Wrigley, E.A., (eds.), (1978), Towns in Societies: Essays in economic history and historical sociology, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press): 35-77.

Scheidel, W., (ed.), (2012), The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Scheidel, W., Morris, I., and Saller, R., (eds.), (2007), The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

The Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy Series

Bowman, A. K., and Wilson, A. I., (eds.), (2009), Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and problems, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Bowman, A. K, and Wilson, A. I., (eds.), (2011), Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Bowman, A. K., and Wilson, A. I., (eds), (2013), The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organization, investment, and production, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Flohr, M., (2013), The World of the Fullo: Work, economy, and society in Roman Italy, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Marzano, A., (2013), Harvesting the Sea: The exploitation of marine resources in the Roman Mediterranean, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Russell, B., (2013), The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Kay, R., (2014), Rome’s Economic Revolution, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Blouin, K., (2014), Triangular Landscapes: Environment, society, and the state in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Erdkamp, P., Verboven, K., and Zuiderhoek, A., (eds), (2105), Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Wilson, A. I., and Flohr, M., (eds), (2016), Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World, Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Central Place Theory

Christaller, W., (1933), Die zentralen Orte in Süddeutschland: eine ökonomisch-geographische Untersuchung über die Gesetzmässigkeit der Verbreitung und Entwicklung der Siedlungen mit städtischen Funktionen, (Jena: Gustav Fischer).

Christaller, W., (1966), Central Places in Southern Germany, (Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall).

Rank-Size Analysis

Fulminante, F., (2013), The Urbanization of Rome and Latium Vetus: From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Era, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Hanson, J. W., (2011), ‘The urban system of Roman Asia Minor and wider connectivity’, in Bowman. A. K., and Wilson, A. I., (eds.), (2011), Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy, 2, (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 229-275.

Marzano, A., (2011), ‘Rank-size analysis and the Roman cities of the Iberian Peninsula and Britain: Some considerations’, in Bowman. A. K., and Wilson, A. I., (eds.), (2011), Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy, 2, (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 196-228.

Woolf, G., (1997), ‘The Roman urbanization of the East’, in Alcock, S. E., (ed.), (1997), The Early Roman Empire in the East, (Oxford: Oxbow Books): 1-14.

Settlement Scaling Theory

Bettencourt, L. M. A., (2013), ‘The origins of scaling in cities’, Science, 340: 1438-1441.

Bettencourt, L. M. A., (2014), ‘Impact of Changing Technology on the Evolution of Complex Informational Networks’, Proceedings of the IEEE, 102.12: 1878-1891.

Bettencourt, L. M. A., Lobo, J., Helbing, D., Kuhnert, C., and West, G. B., (2007), ‘Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104: 7301-7306.

Bettencourt, L. M. A., Lobo, J., and Strumsky, D., (2007), ‘Invention in the city: Increasing returns to patenting as a scaling function of metropolitan size’, Research Policy, 36: 107-120.

Bettencourt, L. M. A., Lobo, J., Strumsky, D., and West, G. B., (2010), ‘Urban scaling and its deviations: Revealing the structure of wealth, innovation, and crime across cities’, PLoS One, 5.11.

Bettencourt, L. M. A., Samaniego, H., and Youn, H., (2014), ‘Professional diversity and the productivity of cities’, Scientific Reports, 4: 5393: 1-6.

Bettencourt, L. M. A., and West, G. B., (2010), ‘A unified theory of urban living’, Nature, 467: 912-913.

Cesaretti, R., Bettencourt, L. M. A., Lobo, J., Ortman, S., and Smith, M. E., (forthcoming), ‘Area-Population Scaling Relationship in Historic European Cities’, (unknown).

Lobo, J., Bettancourt, L. M. A., Strumsky, D., and West, G. B., (2013), ‘Urban scaling and the production function for cities’, PLoS One, 8.3: 1-10.

Mandich, M. J., (2016), ‘Urban scaling the growth of Rome’, in Mandich, M. J., Gonzalez Sanchez., S., Zampieri, E., Savani, G., and Derrick, T. J., (eds), (2016), TRAC 2015: Proceedings of the 25th annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, (Oxford: Oxbow Books).

Ortman, S. G., Cabaniss, A. H. F., Sturm, J. O. and Bettencourt, L. M. A., (2014), ‘The Pre-History of Urban Scaling’, PLOS One, 9.2.

Ortman, S. G., Cabaniss, A. H. F., Sturm, J. O., and Bettencourt, L. M. A., (2015), ‘Settlement scaling and increasing returns in an ancient society’, Scientific Advances, 1-10.

Ortman, S. G., Davis, K. E., Lobo, J., Smith, M. E., Bettencourt, L. M. A., and Trumbo, A., (2016), ‘Settlement scaling and economic change in the Central Andes’, Journal of Archaeological Science, 73: 94–106.

Schläpfer, M., Bettencourt, L. M. A., Grauwin, S., Raschke, M., Claxton, R., Smoreda, Z., West, G. B., and Ratti, C., (2014), ‘The scaling of human interactions with city size’, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 11: 1-9.

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