By Federico De Romanis, Marco Maiuro

Across the Ocean includes 9 essays, each one devoted to a key query within the historical past of the exchange kin among the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean from Antiquity to the Early sleek interval: the function of the nation within the pink Sea alternate, Roman coverage within the pink Sea, the functionality of Trajan s Canal, the pepper alternate, the pearl exchange, the Nabataean middlemen, using gold in historical India, the consistent renewal of the Indian Ocean ports of alternate, and the increase and loss of life of the VOC."

Show description

Read or Download Across the Ocean: Nine Essays on Indo-Mediterranean Trade PDF

Similar ancient books

Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries

Hidden historical past fills the distance among archaeology and substitute background, utilizing the newest on hand info and a common sense, open-minded strategy. With greater than 50 images and illustrations, this is often definitely the right reference paintings for these readers attracted to the archaeology of those nice conundrums.

Ancient Egypt: From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest (The Britannica Guide to Ancient Civilizations)

Domestic to a couple of the main awesome feats of engineering in addition to awe-inspiring ordinary vistas, old Egypt used to be a land of significant promise fulfilled. Its pyramids, writing structures, and paintings all predate the Islamic conquest and are symbols of the civilizations energy. This quantity invitations readers to delight in the splendors of old Egyptian tradition and become aware of the traditions that experience fired imaginations all over the world for generations.

Houses and Households: A Comparative Study

The writer offers a wide comparative database derived from ethnographic and architectural examine in Southeast Asia, Egypt, Mesoamerica, and different components; proposes new methodologies for comparative analyses of homes; and severely examines present methodologies, theories, and information. His paintings expands on and systematizes comparative and cross-cultural methods to the learn of families and their environments to supply a company origin for this rising line of analysis.

Hunters, Fishers and Foragers in Wales: Towards a Social Narrative of Mesolithic Lifeways

Malcolm Lillie offers a big new holistic appraisal of the facts for the Mesolithic profession of Wales. the tale starts off with a discourse at the Palaeolithic heritage. with the intention to set the whole Mesolithic interval into its context, next chapters keep on with a series from the palaeoenvironmental historical past, via a attention of using stone instruments, cost patterning and proof for subsistence techniques and the variety of obtainable assets.

Extra info for Across the Ocean: Nine Essays on Indo-Mediterranean Trade

Example text

Cooper 2009, 204–5, who cites counter-evidence to the effect that the canal was closed earlier (December). ’ 20 It is not certain that seagoing ships rather than flat-bottomed boats were used in the Red Sea, as Nappo (in this volume, ad nn. Petr. 279, Myos Hormos, 52 ce) for liburnae in the context of the Roman Red Sea fleet. The evidence for big ships involved in the pepper trade from India in the first-third centuries ce is collected by De Romanis (in this volume, ad nn. 35; and a graffito from Alagankulam/Tamil Nadu discussed by Tchernia 2011a).

37 Duncan-Jones 2006, 4. 8: ‘And for governmental purposes there would be no advantage in knowing such countries and their inhabitants, and particularly if the people live in islands which are of such a nature that they can neither injure nor benefit us in any way because of their isolation. For although they could have held even Britain, the Romans scorned to do so, because they saw that there was nothing at all to fear from the Britons (for they are not strong enough to cross over and attack us), and that no corresponding advantage was to be gained by taking and holding their country.

An ancillary argument could be adduced: Trajan’s Canal would have had a negative ecological impact, had it been open to navigation throughout. Strong Red Sea tides would have brought salted seawater and possibly sea species into the Wadi Tumilat, at least for that part of the year when the flood was receding, which Aristotle seems to have been well aware of. One could object that sluice gates built by Ptolemy Philadelphus (according to Diodorus Siculus and Strabo) may have prevented such contamination, but they were unlikely to have been 100 per cent efficient.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 50 votes