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Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman TradePolitical Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations$
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Rajan Gurukkal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199460854

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460854.001.0001

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Polity, Statecraft, and Overseas Exchange

Polity, Statecraft, and Overseas Exchange

(p.249) 6 Polity, Statecraft, and Overseas Exchange
Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade

Rajan Gurukkal

Oxford University Press

It examines the relation of contemporary polity to overseas commerce. An overview of the overland exchange networks in the Mauryan Empire, subsequent Deccan and beyond against the political formations has been provided. It shows how the statecraft under the Mauryas protected trade and trade routes. A critical review of the structure of polity in the Deccan, the role of the Sātavāhanas as the lords of the southern trade routes and of the political formation of contemporary Tamil region is made. This is followed by an analysis of the relation between contemporary polity and overseas exchanges. At the end, it examines the feasibility of political control of contemporary exchanges by the chiefdoms.

Keywords:   overland exchange networks, overseas commerce, Mauryan Empire, political formations, trade routes, Deccan polity, Sātavāhanas, southern trade routes, chiefdoms, statecraft

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