Indo-Roman Trade by Roberta Tomber
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Indo-Roman Trade
By Roberta Tomber

Indo-Roman Trade

From Pots to Pepper

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Indo-Roman Trade by Roberta Tomber

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This book brings together for the first time archaeological findings from key ports throughout the Indian Ocean - the Red Sea, South Arabia, the Gulf and India - to build up a balanced picture of relations between East and West. Combined evidence from artefacts and documents reveals a complex situation whereby ordinary goods were carried alongside the more costly items - such as pepper, aromatics and gems - that drove the trade. Here the focus is on ordinary artefacts that uncover a network of Romans, Arabs, Sasanians and Indians who participated in the trade. The evidence from ceramics, especially, shows the interplay between these different ethnic groups, where they lived, when the trade was active, and even how it was organised. The book is arranged geographically, drawing on new evidence from archaeological sites and materials on the Red Sea and in India. A final chapter sketches the changing fortunes of trade between the first century BC and the seventh century AD in the light of these important new archaeological discoveries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780715636961
ISBN-10: 0715636960
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roberta Tomber

Roberta Tomber is Visiting Fellow in the Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science at the British Museum. She specialises in Roman and Indian Ocean pottery and has published widely on the subject, including "The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection" (1998) with John Dore.

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