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By Stephen Mitchell

The second one version of A background of the Later Roman Empire good points wide revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping ancient survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in advert 284 to the loss of life of Heraclius in 641.

• incorporates a revised narrative of the political historical past that formed the overdue Roman Empire
• comprises vast adjustments to the chapters on neighborhood historical past, particularly these in terms of Asia Minor and Egypt
• bargains a renewed evaluate of the decline of the empire within the later 6th and 7th centuries
• locations a bigger emphasis at the army deficiencies, cave in of country funds, and position of bubonic plague during the Europe in Rome’s decline
• comprises systematic updates to the bibliography

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By 1233 the brewers of Cambrai were paying excise taxes. In the early thirteenth century in Brabant, at least in most towns, there were excises and a designated place where those excises would be paid and in Flanders by 1280 excises were long standing and well-established taxes. Beer was one of the most popular goods to fall under such taxes and the practices in the southern Netherlands made their way north into Holland in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Haarlem received the right to levy excise taxes for ten years from Count Floris V in 1274.

The earlier pottery kettles were not as durable. The need to have an opening near the bottom for draining off the wort created a weakness. That was not the only part of the kettle which was vulnerable and so pottery vessels were limited to capacities of 100 to 150 litres. Copper kettles probably ran to a maximum of over 1,000 litres by the late thirteenth century and possibly to 4,000 by the fifteenth. Though smaller copper kettles might be made with a hanger so they could be suspended over a fire, to take advantage of the greater size it became common to have them sit on a circular and solid brick oven.

Second, the poor quality of the soil made growing barley and oats, the raw materials of beer, less risky than raising the standard medieval bread grains, wheat and rye. Third, the rural population, faced with infertile soil and a landscape largely of water, migrated to towns and supplied a ready made 25 Doorman, De Middeleeuwse Brouwerij en de Gruit, p. 7; van Loenen, De Haarlemse Brouwindustrie voor 1600, pp. 10-11; R. van Uytven, Stadsfmancien en Stadsekonomie te Leuven van de Xlle tot het einde der XVIe Eeuw (Brussels, 1961), p.

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