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Shipwreck Archaeology of the Holy L : Processes and Parameters - Sean A. Kingsley

Shipwreck Archaeology of the Holy L

Processes and Parameters

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This intriguing book is the first to explore the potential of shipwrecks discovered off the Holy Land to rewrite social and economic history. Ancient myths and modern misconceptions about Byzantine Palestine's maritime compatibility are radically reconsidered by discussing cargoes in relation to wine, glass, cloth and dye processing across the Holy Land and by plotting mass exports shipped as far as Britain and the Yemen. A new model for the province's economy is assembled, in which middle-class merchants and entrepreneurs replace the traditional image of oppressive State and Church domination. Shipwreck Archaeology of the Holy Land integrates archaeology, history and early modern travelogues to argue that in isolation shipwrecks are of limited value and must be appreciated as cogs in far broader exchange mechanisms. It sets a new theoretical agenda for the thousands of shipwrecks continuing to appear beneath the Mediterranean Sea and is an invaluable source for students of everyday life in Late Antiquity.

"So many thousands of ships were wrecked during antiquity in the

Of shipwrecks and economiesp. 13
Myths, misconceptions and maritime heritagep. 23
Site-formation analysesp. 34
The shipwrecks of Byzantine Palestinep. 45
Specialised production in the Holy Landp. 74
Exports, imports and the balance of tradep. 93
Shipwreck archaeology : an integrated futurep. 125
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ISBN: 9780715632772
ISBN-10: 0715632779
Series: Duckworth Debates in Archaeology
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st May 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1