POSTPONED Modes of Exchange in Late Antique and Medieval Eurasia

2 May 2020, 09:00 - 18:00

Christ's College Cambridge, St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3BU

Due to the lockdown this workshop will be rescheduled. We will keep you updated.



Were There Distinctive ‘Modes of Exchange’ in the World Economy of Eurasia in the ‘Long Late Antiquity’, Ca. 300-800 Ce, and the Period That Followed?

Programme and time tbc

Participants include:

Peter Sarris (Cambridge)
Lorenzo Bondioli (Princeton)
Irina Shingiray (Oxford)
Katie Campbell (Oxford)
Helen Wang (British Library)
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)
David Sneath (Cambridge).

 

Summary

The workshop will consider how studies of the ‘modes of production’ within the economies of the late antique and medieval Near East can be integrated with a scholarship on the mechanisms of land-borne exchange between East and West Eurasia. We will explore the relationships between steppe political structures and mercantile elites, drawing on the expertise of anthropologists and archaeologists specialising in the mobile pastoralists of Eurasia.




Open to all. No registration required.
An event organised by the Byzantine Worlds Network with additional support from the History Faculty George Macaulay Trevelyan Fund.
Administrative assistance: networks@crassh.cam.ac.uk