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The Red Sea from Byzantium to the CaliphateAD 500-1000$
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Timothy Power

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165443

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001

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The Early Islamic Bahr Al-Qulzum

The Early Islamic Bahr Al-Qulzum

(CA. 830–970)

Chapter:
(p.144) (p.145) 4 The Early Islamic Bahr Al-Qulzum
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The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate
Author(s):

Timothy Power

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.003.0005

This chapter examines the commerce and communications of the Early Islamic Red Sea, discussing the ports and hinterlands of the north (Palestine, Egypt & the Hijaz), the Sudan (Wadi al-‘Allaqi, al-Shunqayr, Wadi Baraka), and the south (Yemen & Ethiopia). It discusses the continued expansion of slaving and mining, whilst examining the rise of new trades and industries, including textiles, aromatics and the ‘India trade.’

Keywords:   Early Islamic, Red Sea, slaving, mining, textiles, aromatics, ‘India trade’

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