Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries

The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange. Papers of the Thirty-eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, St John's college, University of Oxford, March 2004
Editor(s): 
Mundell Mango, Marlia
ISBN: 
9780754663102
Date published: 
June 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
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The papers here examine questions relating to the extent and nature of Byzantine trade from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages. The Byzantine state was the only political entity of the Mediterranean to survive Antiquity and thus offers a theoretical standard against which to measure diachronic and regional changes in trading practices within the area and beyond. To complement previous extensive work on late antique long-distance trade within the Mediterranean (based on the grain supply, amphorae and fine ware circulation), the papers concentrate on local and international trade.