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The Indo-Roman Pepper Trade and the Muziris Papyrus

Federico De Romanis


This book offers an interpretation of the two fragmentary texts of the P. Vindobonensis G 40822, now widely referred to as the Muziris papyrus. Without these two texts, there would be no knowledge of the Indo-Roman trade practices. The book also compares and contrasts the texts of the Muziris papyrus with other documents pertinent to Indo-Mediterranean (or Indo-European) trade in ancient, medieval, and early modern times. These other documents reveal the commercial and political geography of ancient South India; the sailing schedule and the size of the ships plying the South India sea route; t ... More

Keywords: Muziris papyrus, Indo-Roman trade, Indo-European trade, South India, Indian commodities, South Indian trade, pepper commerce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842347
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Federico De Romanis, author
Associate Professor in Roman History, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"

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