By Marlia Mundell Mango (ed)
The 28 papers learn questions when it comes to the level and nature of Byzantine alternate from overdue Antiquity into the center a long time. The Byzantine kingdom used to be the single political entity of the Mediterranean to outlive Antiquity and hence bargains a theoretical ordinary opposed to which to degree diachronic and neighborhood alterations in buying and selling practices in the quarter and past. to counterpoint past large paintings on overdue old long-distance alternate in the Mediterranean (based at the grain provide, amphorae and effective ware circulation), the papers pay attention to neighborhood and foreign trade.The emphasis is on lately exposed or studied archaeological proof in relation to key themes. those contain neighborhood retail company in the urban, a few neighborhood markets in the empire, the construction and/or move styles of specific items (metalware, ivory and bone, glass, pottery), and gadgets of foreign exchange, either exports equivalent to wine and glass, imports corresponding to materia medica, and the inability of importation of, for instance, Sasanian pottery. particularly, 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.It comprises papers of the thirty eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine stories, held in 2004 at Oxford lower than the auspices of the Committee for Byzantine reports.
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