Networks of Commerce and Knowledge in the Iron Age: The Case of the Phoenicians

  title={Networks of Commerce and Knowledge in the Iron Age: The Case of the Phoenicians},
  author={Michael Sommer},
  journal={Mediterranean Historical Review},
  pages={111 - 97}
  • Michael Sommer
  • Published 1 June 2007
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