Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris: New Perspectives on Maritime Trade

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K.S. Mathew
Taylor & Francis, Nov 25, 2016 - Social Science - 472 pages
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The battle of Actium waged in 31 BC and the annexation of Egypt in 30 BC to the Roman Empire opened up avenues for increased commercial contact between the Roman Empire, South Asia in general and India in particular and the port of Muziris was the premier trading post of India. In this volume, eminent international scholars from the USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Italy as well as India provide detailed analysis of maritime trade in the Indian Ocean region in the early historic period.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
1 Introduction
9
Case Studies from Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
31
The Role of the Exchanges between Sri Lanka and India during the Mediterranean Trade
53
The Odyssey of an Indiana Merchant in Roman Times
75
New Revised and Neglected Sources for the Political Diplomatic and Military Aspectss of Imperial Romes Relations with the Red Sea Basin and India ...
83
Acient Literary and Recent Archaeological Evidence
129
New Data on its History
179
An Overview
269
Evidences from Vizhinjam Excavations South Kerala
297
13 Examining the Hinterland and Foreland of the Port of Muziris in the Wider Perspective of the Subcontinents Longdistance Networks
307
14 Muziris and the Trajectories of Maritime Trade in the Indian Ocean in the First Millennium CE
339
Schidai or Ivory Trimmings
369
16 The Roman Pottery from Pattanam
381
Indigenous and Foreign Coins in the Malabar Coast Second Century BCESecond Century CE
395
Bibliography
425

8 South Arabian Pottery outside South Arabia
207
An Appraisal
215
10 Assessing the Early Historic Indian Ocean Trade through Ceramics
231
List of Contributors
461
Index
465
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K.S. Mathew obtained his Ph.D. in history and postgraduate diploma in Portuguese from the JNU, New Delhi. He founded the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities and continues to be its Honorary Director.

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