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By Roxani Eleni Margariti

ISBN-10: 0807830763

ISBN-13: 9780807830765

ISBN-10: 1469614928

ISBN-13: 9781469614922

situated on the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden grew to become one of many medieval world's maximum advertisement hubs. coming near near Aden's background among the 11th and 13th centuries in the course of the prism of in a foreign country exchange and advertisement tradition, Roxani Eleni Margariti examines the ways that actual house and concrete associations constructed to serve and harness the economic capability provided via the city's strategic location.

Utilizing historic and archaeological equipment, Margariti attracts jointly a wealthy number of resources a long way past the normative and comparatively obtainable criminal rulings issued through Islamic courts of the time. She explores environmental, fabric, and textual facts, together with retailers' stories from the medieval documentary repository referred to as the Cairo Geniza. Her research brings the port urban to existence, detailing its fortifications, water provide, harbor, customs condo, marketplaces, and ship-building amenities. She additionally presents a broader photo of the historical past of town and the methods retailers and directors regulated and fostered alternate. Margariti eventually demonstrates how port towns, as nodes of alternate, verbal exchange, and interconnectedness, are the most important in Indian Ocean and center japanese background in addition to Islamic and Jewish history.

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