[PDF / Epub] ★ Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks): 150 Years in the Life of ... (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) By Roxani Eleni Margariti – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk



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    This book, guided by Braudelian methods and structured on Le Roy Ladurie s Montaillou , studies the Yemeni port of Aden in the Medieval period Working with travel accounts and a cache of documents written in Arabic, but using the Hebrew script discovered in Cairo which sheds light on the prominent role played by Jewish merchants in this city , Margariti constructs an image of a city which, despite lacking any natural...


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    Compelling study of medieval trade in one very important Indian Ocean port The fundamental point of Margariti s project is to analyze what made Aden such a successful location within its trading world There were many stopping points in the western half of the Indian Ocean, so why Aden Part of the reason was geographic Aden s location just east of the entrance to the Red Sea made it an ideal hub both for merchants arriving from India in the east, and for others coming from Egypt to the northwest However, Aden had geographical disadvantages too It was a small space, hemmed in by mountains, with virtually no natural resources besides abundant stone Water had to be imported The weather was often oppressively hot, and the only real relief from the heat required a trip inland It is easy to think that a hospitable spot, rich in local sources of food and water, might have stolen Aden s position of preeminence.Margariti s argument for why Aden succeeded provides some fascinating lessons about the way trade in the Indian Ocean world was conducted Basically, she contends that Aden made itself into a virtual shipping data bank, a nucleus of maritime knowledge and a place to develop and maintain productive trading relationships By making significant...


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Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks): 150 Years in the Life of ... (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) 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.