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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)

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

Timothy Power

American University in Cairo Press

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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