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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. impending Aden's background among the 11th and 13th centuries during the prism of in another country alternate and advertisement tradition, Roxani Eleni Margariti examines the ways that actual area and concrete associations constructed to serve and harness the industrial capability offered through the city's strategic location.

Utilizing old and archaeological tools, Margariti attracts jointly a wealthy number of assets a ways past the normative and comparatively obtainable criminal rulings issued via Islamic courts of the time. She explores environmental, fabric, and textual info, together with retailers' stories from the medieval documentary repository often called 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 offers a broader photo of the historical past of the town and the methods retailers and directors regulated and fostered alternate. Margariti eventually demonstrates how port towns, as nodes of trade, verbal exchange, and interconnectedness, are the most important in Indian Ocean and heart japanese historical past in addition to Islamic and Jewish history.

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