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Population, demographic history
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A. Object of research, and method

The object of demographic history is the description and explanation of structures and developments in (ancient) populations in their relationship to living space. So far, ancient demographic history has made studies of esp. ancient views of population development, the numerical values of ancient populations…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel) and Renger, Johannes (Berlin), “Population, demographic history”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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