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By Marlia Mundell Mango

The 28 papers study questions with regards to the level and nature of Byzantine exchange from past due Antiquity into the center a long time. The Byzantine nation used to be the single political entity of the Mediterranean to outlive Antiquity and therefore deals a theoretical usual opposed to which to degree diachronic and local alterations in buying and selling practices in the region and past. to counterpoint past large paintings on overdue vintage long-distance exchange in the Mediterranean (based at the grain provide, amphorae and high quality ware circulation), the papers pay attention to neighborhood and overseas alternate. The emphasis is on lately exposed or studied archaeological proof on the subject of key issues. those contain neighborhood retail business enterprise in the urban, a few neighborhood markets in the empire, the creation and/or movement styles of specific items (metalware, ivory and bone, glass, pottery), and items of overseas exchange, either exports resembling wine and glass, imports equivalent to materia medica, and the inability of importation of, for instance, Sasanian pottery. specifically, new paintings in terms of particular areas of Byzantium's overseas alternate is highlighted: in Britain, the Levant, the pink Sea, the Black Sea and China. Papers of the thirty eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine experiences, held in 2004 at Oxford below the auspices of the Committee for Byzantine Studies.

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