Frankincense and Myrrh. A Study of the Arabian Incense Trade.

Groom, Nigel.

Book ID: 2845

ISBN:      0582764769

£375.00

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8vo. xvi, 285 pp., 8 maps, 30 plates, in text illustrattions, cloth in d/w, notes, biblio, index, copy in mint condition, Longman, London & New York, Arab Background Series, edited by Nicola A. Ziadeh, Librairie du Liban, Beirut, first edition, 1981.

Synopsis

‘ The great trade in aromatics from South Arabia to the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome lasted for a thousand years. Some of the merchandise was transported by sea, but huge caravans trudged the length, of Arabia along highly organised routes carrying these luxury, commodities, especially Frankincense and myrrh, to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf, and bringing back along with ‘western’ goods, some significant cultural influences’. (Leaf jacket)..

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