H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in black & white with 9 plates in colour
Published Dec 2017
This book sets out to replace the outdated notion of ‘Indo-Roman trade’, integrating new findings from the last 30 years. Analysis conducted demonstrates that highly substantial levels of trade took place between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean in the 1st–6th c. altering consumption and production in India, South Arabia and the Roman Empire.
Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: What’s in a name? A brief historiography of Indo-Roman trade; Chapter 2: Ancient history ‘from below’. Theoretical perspectives; Chapter 3: Turning the tables on Indo-Roman trade; Chapter 4: The invisible hand of Roman organisations; Chapter 5: Demand and supply in Rome and the provinces; Chapter 6: The modus operandi of Roman long-distance trade; Chapter 7: Towards a wider world of trade in the ancient Indian Ocean; Chapter 8: The invisible hand of Indian organisations; Conclusion: Worlds apart trading together; Maps; Bibliography