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By Marlia Mundell Mango

The 28 papers study questions on the subject of the level and nature of Byzantine alternate from overdue Antiquity into the center a while. The Byzantine nation was once the single political entity of the Mediterranean to outlive Antiquity and therefore deals a theoretical usual opposed to which to degree diachronic and local adjustments in buying and selling practices in the sector and past. to counterpoint earlier wide paintings on past due old long-distance alternate in the Mediterranean (based at the grain offer, amphorae and wonderful ware circulation), the papers be aware of neighborhood and foreign exchange. The emphasis is on lately exposed or studied archaeological facts in terms of key subject matters. those contain neighborhood retail enterprise in the urban, a few local markets in the empire, the construction and/or circulate styles of specific items (metalware, ivory and bone, glass, pottery), and gadgets of overseas alternate, either exports equivalent to wine and glass, imports akin to materia medica, and the shortcoming of importation of, for instance, Sasanian pottery. specifically, new paintings in relation to particular areas of Byzantium's foreign alternate is highlighted: in Britain, the Levant, the pink Sea, the Black Sea and China. Papers of the thirty eighth Spring Symposium of Byzantine stories, held in 2004 at Oxford lower than the auspices of the Committee for Byzantine Studies.

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