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Authors: Kessler, Oliver
Title: The Taprobanian Revolution and the paradigm shift away from the Ptolemaic model of Asia — archaeology and history of ancient seafaring in the Indian ocean
Date: 2012
Source: Connecting empires and states: selected papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Singapore
Publisher: NUS Press
Abstract: This paper is going to present some considerations concerning the change of trade routes from the Mediterranean to Southeast Asia during the 4th and 5th centuries CE. The question of how the change of trade patterns influenced specific views of the world should be raised. In addition, the unique opportunity that a study of trade holds for the understanding of change in culture should be highlighted. Archaeological evidence from the ancient emporium of Godavaya in southern Sri Lanka might exemplarily reveal that the principles of trade, exchange and change are general ones bearing upon the pre- and early history of any region.
Identifier: 978-9971-69-643-6
Date Created: 11/12/2013
Editors: Tjoa-Bonatz, Mai Lin
Reinecke, Andreas
Bonatz, Dominik
Volume: 2
Page Start: 319
Page End: 329