Historians emphasize Byzantine trade and industry because these provided most of the surplus wealth that supported the state.
There is a general consensus among historians that the economic importance of trade and industry in the Byzantine empire cannot be ignored.
According to historians, in the Byzantine empire, trade and industry played a relatively important role in the economy.
As far as historians are concerned, the economic prosperity of the Byzantine state depended, to some extent, on commercial and industrial activities.
It is commonly recognized by historians that the Byzantine state could not have survived without the economic contributions of trade and industry.
Since the Byzantine state largely depended on the revenues generated by trade and industry, historians attach much importance to them.