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

Front Cover
K.S. Mathew
Routledge, Nov 25, 2016 - Social Science - 472 pages

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.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Reconstructing Networks of Trade and Exchange
The Role
The Odyssey
Roman Ports on the Red Sea and their Contacts with
New Data on
South Arabian Pottery outside South Arabia
Assessing the Early Historic Indian Ocean Trade
An Overview
Evidences from
Muziris and the Trajectories of Maritime Trade in
Schidai or Ivory Trimmings
Indigenous and Foreign Coins in
List of Contributors

Maritime Trade Contacts of Odisha East Coast

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2016)

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.

Bibliographic information