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Spices, scents and silk: catalysts of world trade.

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This book is about how scents, spices and silk catalysed world trade. It has essentially three parts. The first three chapters introduce the exotic luxuries that came to have the greatest impact on human societies, including their origins, culture and uses. The next twelve chapters describe how trade routes evolved in antiquity to deliver scents, spices and silks to the Western world. The last sev...

Chapter 5 (Page no: 50)

Land of punt and the incense routes.

This chapter includes thirteen subsections that narrate the beginning and the course of the incense trade. The subchapters are about the Egyptian pharaohs' trade expeditions to the Land of Punt for frankincense and myrrh, Red Sea trade after Rameses III, canal of the pharaohs, the rise of the incense kingdoms, domestication of the camel, caravan routes, Ma'rib Dam, the Sayhad Desert and further points north, profits along the way, the great intermediaries: the Nabataeans, Petra - Jewel of the Nabataeans, maritime incense trade, and finally, the Roman invasion of the incense route.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) Early history of scents, spices and silk. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Exotic luxuries in antiquity. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Ancient Mediterranean trade links. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 65) Origins of the spice trade in the Indian Ocean. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 80) Silk route beginnings. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 94) Silk route connections. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 107) Ancient south east Asian maritime trade. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 122) Golden age of Byzantium. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 135) Pan Islamica. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 146) Spice trade in the dark ages of Europe. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 157) The eastern Roman Empire and the rise of Venice. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 172) Medieval shifts in the balance of power. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 189) Monsoon Islam. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 206) Portuguese discovery and conquest. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 222) The Portuguese build an empire. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 235) The Spanish build their empire. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 247) The Dutch and English conquest of South East Asia. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 264) Age of expansion. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 278) The Ottoman and Safavid silk trade. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 289) End of the spice era. Author(s): Hancock, J. F.