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From Rome to Byzantium by Tom Green

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From Rome to Byzantium
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Publisher: ManyBooks
ISBN/ASIN: 144521959X
ISBN-13: 9781445219592
Number of pages: 55

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Provides a detailed overview of trading activity in the Roman and Byzantine Mediterranean, grounded in recent archaeological research. In particular, it is argued that an element of 'free trade' played a significant role in the direction and nature of trading in Classical and Late Antiquity. It is also suggested that the so-called 'Dark Ages' of the seventh and eighth centuries saw more continuity in terms of both commercial activity and urban life than is sometimes admitted.

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