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The Eastern Delta in the Islamic Era

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the changing waterway geography of the eastern Delta from the beginning of Egypt’s Islamic era through to the early modern period. It examines the contributions of medieval ... More


Ports of the Eastern Delta

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0014
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the changing fortunes of the main sea-facing ports of the eastern Nile Delta, principally al-Farama, Tinnis, and Damietta. It charts the ‘rise and fall’ of these ports with ... More


‘The Profit That God Shall Give’, 1100–1200

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0027
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In 1095, preaching at Clermont in central France, Pope Urban II set in motion a movement that would transform the political, religious and economic map of the Mediterranean and Europe. His theme ... More


Merchants, Mercenaries and Missionaries, 1220–1300

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The collapse of empires in the central and eastern Mediterranean was matched in the far west by the disintegration of Almohad power. The caliphs lost their enthusiasm for the extremist doctrines of ... More


The View through the Russian Prism, 1760–1805

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0040
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The increasing debility of the Ottoman Empire brought the Mediterranean to the attention of the Russian tsars. From the end of the seventeenth century Russian power spread southwards towards the ... More


Introduction

A. D. Cliff, M.R. Smallman-Raynor, P. Haggett, D.F. Stroup, and S.B. Thacker

in Infectious Diseases: A Geographical Analysis: Emergence and Re-emergence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199244737
eISBN:
9780191917509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199244737.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

This book is about the geography of emerging infectious diseases. The notion of emerging diseases goes back at least 150 years. Writing in 1861, two years after Charles Darwin had published his ... More


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