Study Guides (400,000)
CA (150,000)
SFU (5,000)
IS (10)
IS 220 (10)
Midterm

IS 220 Midterm: Readings


Department
International Studies
Course Code
IS 220
Professor
Parker Stuart
Study Guide
Midterm

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Readings:
Territorial Expansion and The Roman Empire:
- Rome gained supremacy over large part of continental Europe; guaranteed
access to bulk commodities for army ensured their energies and manpower
were diverted into finding goods.
- Augustan Campaigns saw beginning of systematically organized flow of foods
from Mediterranean
- The Ostian Model : reinforces the interpretation that a state system was
responsible for the extended patterns of supply.
- Evidence shows volume of goods flowed northwards into the western
provinces between first early and third centuries was significantly greater
than in pre roman period
o Clearly correlated between the existence of these flows of goods and
commodities and the continuation of romes expansion
o Pridiau : a aual report of a ilitary’s uits coditio i respect
to personnel
o Easy to ship goods through water within the Mediterranean
o Rome had the possibility of exploiting their subsistence surpluses to
serve its political ambitions
Roman Indian Ocean:
- Roman Trade refers to private sector trade emanating from the zone of
political and military power from the roman empire.
- Economic Interaction between : Rome, India, Africa, Arabia, the Malay
Penninsula and China.
- With Romes control of mari time trade routes in Egypt, roman trade with the
east via the red sea accelerated.
- Problem not volume of eastern trade but the type of commodities that
garnered for wealthy Romans.
- Trade Centers of Arabia and Africa were the target of a renewed roman
attention
- Monopolise: reference to the ability to regulate/ financial benefit from the
extraction of surplus from other regions via trade
- Romes trade deficit and lack of control over eastern conditions impacted
most heavily on the imperial aristocracy which both consumed a
disproportionate share of these commodities and were the predominant
source of the capital required for the eastern trade that secured them.
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version