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The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Timothy Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the historical process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to ... More


The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores Jewish commercial partnerships in medieval Egypt, and reveals Jewish merchants to have used economic cooperation as a vehicle for cultural identity formation and maintenance. ... More


Jewish, Islamic, or Mediterranean?: Historiography and the Cairo Geniza

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The first chapter briefly discusses the historiography of mercantile cooperation of Jews in Islamic lands seen particularly through the documents of the Cairo Geniza. It then proceeds to show at ... More


The Geniza, Jewish Identity, and Medieval Islamic Social and Economic History

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

in The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The fourth chapter traces out the implications of the second and third chapters for the organizing assumption of the Princeton School discussed in the first chapter. If Jewish merchants were educated ... More


Conclusion: The ‘Long’ Late Antiquity from the Perspective of the Red Sea

Timothy Power

in The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an interpretative discussion of the Red Sea during the ‘long’ Late Antiquity. It begins by examining the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the Red Sea, before going on to ... More


Medieval Jewry in the Orbit of Islam

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter reports the medieval Jewry in the orbit of Islam, with particular reference to legal status and social and cultural interaction. Judah Halevy and Moses Maimonides were two of the most ... More


Coins and Commerce: Monetization and Cross-Cultural Collaboration in the Western Indian Ocean (Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries)

Roxani Eleni Margariti

in Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199379187
eISBN:
9780199379224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379187.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Religion

The examination of coins and currencies used in the transoceanic trade of the western Indian Ocean reveals that the formative period between the tenth and the thirteenth centuries saw increased ... More


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