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Archaeology of Trade in the Western Indian Ocean, 300 BC-AD 700
In the millennium after 300 BC, the western Indian Ocean emerged as a main hub of Old World exchange. Study of this commerce long depended on separate regional archaeologies and a handful of literary sources with Western/Roman ...
Caravans, Smugglers and Trading Fairs: Organizing Textile Trade on the Syrian Frontier
(Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014)
Writ in water, lines in sand: Ancient trade routes, models and comparative evidence
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2015-11-09)
Historians and archaeologists often take connectivity for granted, and fail to address the problems of documenting patterns of movement. This article highlights the methodological challenges of reconstructing trade routes ...
Early Christianity in East Africa and Red Sea/Indian Ocean CommerceLes débuts du Christianisme en Afrique de l’est et le commerce de la mer Rouge et de l’Océan Indien
The ancient East African kingdom of Aksum gradually adopted Christianity from the early- to mid-fourth-century reign of Ezana onwards. The well-known narrative of the late Roman church-historian Rufinus relates a top-down ...
Ancient Afghanistan and the Indian Ocean: Maritime Links of the Kushan Empire ca 50-200 CE
(Centre for Research &Training in History Archaeology and Palaeoenvironment, 2013)
In the first two centuries CE, commodities from Afghanistan and traded by way of Afghanistan held a prominent place in the maritime trade of the western Indian Ocean. This paper explores the maritime links between ...
Networks and social cohesion in ancient Indian Ocean trade: geography, ethnicity, religion
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-10-02)
The Indian Ocean is famous for its well-documented Jewish and Islamic trading networks of the medieval and early modern periods. Social networks that eased the challenges of cross-cultural trade have a much longer history ...
Gemstones and Mineral Products in the Red Sea / Indian Ocean Trade of the First Millennium
(Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, 2017)
This article addresses the role of minerals and mineral products in general and gemstones in particular in Red Sea and Western Indian .cean trade in the frst millennium. It is argued that texts from the early part of the ...
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: A Network Approach
(The Asian Association of World Historians, 2016)
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea is a Roman period guide to trade and navigation in the Indian Ocean. Justly famous for offering a contemporary and descriptive account of early Indian Ocean trade, the work has been subject ...