The Resource Aden & the Indian Ocean trade: : 150 years in the life of a medieval Arabian port, Roxani Eleni Margariti, (ebook)

Aden & the Indian Ocean trade: : 150 years in the life of a medieval Arabian port, Roxani Eleni Margariti, (ebook)

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Aden & the Indian Ocean trade: : 150 years in the life of a medieval Arabian port
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Aden & the Indian Ocean trade:
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150 years in the life of a medieval Arabian port
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Roxani Eleni Margariti
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Aden and the Indian Ocean trade
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eng
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Positioned at the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden grew to be one of the medieval world's greatest commercial hubs. Approaching Aden's history between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries through the prism of overseas trade and commercial culture, Roxani Eleni Margariti examines the ways in which physical space and urban institutions developed to serve and harness the commercial potential presented by the city's strategic location.Utilizing historical and archaeological methods, Margariti draws together a rich variety of sources far beyond the normative and relatively accessible legal rulings issued by Islamic courts of the time. She explores environmental, material, and textual data, including merchants' testimonies from the medieval documentary repository known as the Cairo Geniza. Her analysis brings the port city to life, detailing its fortifications, water supply, harbor, customs house, marketplaces, and ship-building facilities. She also provides a broader picture of the history of the city and the ways merchants and administrators regulated and fostered trade. Margariti ultimately demonstrates how port cities, as nodes of exchange, communication, and interconnectedness, are crucial in Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern history as well as Islamic and Jewish history
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Midwest
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1969-
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Margariti, Roxani Eleni
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382.095335
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Islamic civilization and Muslim networks
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  • Electronic books
  • Aden (Yemen)
  • Indian Ocean Region
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adult
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Aden & the Indian Ocean trade: : 150 years in the life of a medieval Arabian port, Roxani Eleni Margariti, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469606712
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MWT11720236
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remote
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11720236
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MWT11720236
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Aden & the Indian Ocean trade: : 150 years in the life of a medieval Arabian port, Roxani Eleni Margariti, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469606712
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720236
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720236
System control number
MWT11720236
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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