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Bibil Identifier bibil:148849
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Fish and the Mediterranean
Title (English, ) The Nourishing Sea
Author Boardman, John
Journal Ancient West & East (Volume: 10)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-9 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Historians of the Mediterranean economy have generally been dismissive of the role of the fish trade both as an important source of vital food and as a financial benefit to communities which dealt on any scale with fishing, fish-farming and fish preservation for food. There are many indications that this is unjust, and that it might seriously distort our view of the Mediterranean economy and trade. This article draws attention to data which have so far been ignored in the discussion or given insufficient weight: the profits from the trade, the archaeological evidence from sites and wrecks, the sources and importance of pickling agents.
DOI 10.2143/AWE.10.0.2141812
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Fish
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Last modification 2012-10-23