Nouvelle acquisition : Riches beyond the horizon : long-distance trade in early medieval landscapes (ca. 6th-12th centuries)

NOL Hagit (ed.)
Riches beyond the horizon : long-distance trade in early medieval landscapes (ca. 6th-12th centuries)
Turnhout : Brepols, 2021, 319 p.
Collection Medieval and post-medieval mediterranean archaeology ; IV
ISBN 978-2-503-59981-6

ARC 61

Résumé éditeur :

This book offers new and innovative perspectives on long-distance trade between Europe, the Mediterranean area, the Middle East, Africa, India and China during the Early Medieval period. The archaeological data and historical insights presented in this volume are without exception of great interest, often exciting, and more than once astonishing. The goods which travelled between the continents in the timespan under discussion (ca. 6th to 12th centuries) include pottery in all shapes and forms, textiles, coins, metal, lava millstones, glass, marble columns, rock-crystal beads, and also plants used for incense. The scope of the contributions includes thewide-ranging economic contacts of a Viking community, the changing patterns of long-distance trade in the Byzantine Empire, the spread of Chinese pottery to Africa, the Near East and Europe, the information on maritime routes provided by shipwrecks in the Java Sea, the reconstruction of an incense trade network, and the production and distribution of textiles as well as stone objects in the Middle East and beyond.00The varied approaches in this volume underline that the movement of objects in Early Medieval times over vast distances not only reflect mechanisms of exchange, but also imply social networks and the transfer of ideas. Thus, ‘Riches Beyondthe Horizon‘ sheds compelling light on a world which was much more complex and much more interconnected than has often been assumed. (4e de couv.)



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Corinne HÉLIN (2023, 3 novembre). Nouvelle acquisition : Riches beyond the horizon : long-distance trade in early medieval landscapes (ca. 6th-12th centuries). IRHiS-Bibliothèque. Consulté le 25 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/lyk2

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