Mediterranean goods in an Indian context: the use of transcultural theory for the study of the ancient Indian Ocean world

Cobb, Matthew (2021) Mediterranean goods in an Indian context: the use of transcultural theory for the study of the ancient Indian Ocean world. In: Globalization and Transculturality from Antiquity to the Pre-Modern World. Routledge, London, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9780367560553

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Abstract

This chapter considers how our understanding of the long-distance movement of goods across the ancient Indian Ocean world can be better understood by thinking in both cultural and economic terms. That is to say, considering cultural demand alongside the economic forces that enabled these goods to reach their destinations (the networks of production and distribution). In particular, it is argued that by applying transcultural concepts (what I call here material transculturality) we can think in more complex ways about why certain goods reached the Indian Subcontinent and the manner in which they were utilized. Roman Imperial era coins discovered in the India are used as a case study.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Roman Empire, India, trade, transcultural theory
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Matthew Cobb
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2023 13:54
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2023 10:20
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2458

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