The Exchange of Goods from Italy to India during the Early Roman Empire – The Range of Travelling Times

Cobb, Matthew (2014) The Exchange of Goods from Italy to India during the Early Roman Empire – The Range of Travelling Times. Ancient West & East, 13. pp. 89-116. ISSN 1783-8363

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Abstract

This paper examines the evidence for the time taken for a circuitous flow of goods between Italy and India to occur. It is argued that the distinct nature of the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean trading spheres meant that it was often not possible for this circuit to be completed within one year. In particular, a comparison of papyrological, epigraphic and literary sources indicates that a variety of natural and manmade factors greatly impacted on these schedules. Consequently the goods which were traded between these two economic zones fluctuated in volume, nature and the prices for which they were sold.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trade, Italy, India, Roman Empire
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
Depositing User: Matthew Cobb
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 13:12
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 10:23
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/850

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