Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries: The Archaeology of by Marlia Mundell Mango

By Marlia Mundell Mango

The 28 papers learn questions in relation to the level and nature of Byzantine alternate from overdue Antiquity into the center a long time. The Byzantine country used to be the single political entity of the Mediterranean to outlive Antiquity and hence bargains a theoretical general opposed to which to degree diachronic and local alterations in buying and selling practices in the sector and past. to counterpoint earlier large paintings on past due vintage long-distance alternate in the Mediterranean (based at the grain offer, amphorae and superb ware circulation), the papers pay attention to neighborhood and foreign exchange. The emphasis is on lately exposed or studied archaeological facts in terms of key themes. those contain neighborhood retail agency in the urban, a few local markets in the empire, the construction and/or move styles of specific items (metalware, ivory and bone, glass, pottery), and gadgets of overseas alternate, either exports comparable to wine and glass, imports similar to materia medica, and the shortcoming of importation of, for instance, Sasanian pottery. specifically, new paintings with regards to particular areas of Byzantium's foreign exchange is highlighted: in Britain, the Levant, the pink Sea, the Black Sea and China. Papers of the thirty eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine reviews, held in 2004 at Oxford lower than the auspices of the Committee for Byzantine Studies.

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