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Chapter 8 - The Beginnings of the Iron Age

from Part II - The Birth of the Afro-Eurasian World-System (First Millennium bce – Sixth Century ce)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 October 2019

Philippe Beaujard
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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
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After the collapse of the centralized states of the Late Bronze Age, Cyprus came to preeminence in new exchange networks during the twelfth century, followed by a similar ascent on the part of the Phoenician city-states. The papyrus entitled “The Story of Wenamun” tells us how Wenamun, a dignitary of the temple of Amun, visited Byblos, where he had been sent to buy wood in exchange for gold, silver, flax, oxen hides, papyri, ropes, and lentils, and found twenty seagoing ships in the port of Byblos in “commercial association” with Egypt.

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The Worlds of the Indian Ocean
A Global History
, pp. 348 - 373
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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  • The Beginnings of the Iron Age
  • Philippe Beaujard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
  • Book: The Worlds of the Indian Ocean
  • Online publication: 04 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108341004.013
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  • Philippe Beaujard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
  • Book: The Worlds of the Indian Ocean
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  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108341004.013
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  • The Beginnings of the Iron Age
  • Philippe Beaujard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
  • Book: The Worlds of the Indian Ocean
  • Online publication: 04 October 2019
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108341004.013
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