By Roxani Eleni Margariti

situated on the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden became one of many medieval world's maximum advertisement hubs. forthcoming Aden's heritage among the 11th and 13th centuries throughout the prism of in another country alternate and advertisement tradition, Roxani Eleni Margariti examines the ways that actual house and concrete associations constructed to serve and harness the industrial power offered by way of the city's strategic location.

Utilizing historic and archaeological equipment, Margariti attracts jointly a wealthy number of assets some distance past the normative and comparatively available felony rulings issued via Islamic courts of the time. She explores environmental, fabric, and textual facts, together with retailers' tales from the medieval documentary repository referred to as the Cairo Geniza. Her research brings the port urban to lifestyles, detailing its fortifications, water provide, harbor, customs condo, marketplaces, and ship-building amenities. She additionally offers a broader photograph of the heritage of town and the methods retailers and directors regulated and fostered exchange. Margariti eventually demonstrates how port towns, as nodes of alternate, conversation, and interconnectedness, are the most important in Indian Ocean and center jap historical past in addition to Islamic and Jewish history.

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