The Transport Amphorae and Trade of Cyprus

From the series: Gosta Enbom Monographs #3
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Placed as a stepping stone on the sea route between Europe and the New East, Cyprus has always been a meeting place of many cultures. Though rarely united politically through many millennia of history – and for extended periods subject to foreign rule – the island nonetheless managed to maintain specific and unique identities. This publication seeks to throw new light on important aspects of the economy of Cyprus between c. 700 BC and AD 700 through a concerted study of the transport amphorae found in and around the island. These standardised containers of fired clay were commonly used for shipping foodstuffs from their places of production to the consumers in antiquity. Completely preserved or found only in fragments, such vessels are a prime source of information about the island's exports and imports of agricultural products, and ultimately about the fluctuations in the economy of Cyprus through a crucial millennium and a half of her history. The jars thus contribute both to our undertanding of the changing intensities of Cypriot connections with other centres around the Mediterranean and to the documentation of regional patterning within the island itself.

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  • Age restriction: 0+
  • Size: 245 pp.
  • ISBN: 9788771243338
  • Total size: 40 MB
  • Total number of pages: 245
  • Page size: x мм
  • Editors: John Lund, Mark L Lawall
  • Publisher: Aarhus University Press
  • Copyright: Ingram
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The Transport Amphorae and Trade of Cyprus
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A Study of the Circulation of Ceramics in Cyprus from the 3rd Century BC to the 3rd Century AD

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