Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain
The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500
By (author) Olivia Remie Constable
Series edited by Rosamond McKitterick Christine Carpenter
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Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain by Olivia Remie Constable
Book DescriptionThis volume surveys Iberian international trade from the tenth to the fifteenth century, with particular emphasis on commerce in the Muslim period and on changes brought by Christian conquest of much of Muslim Spain in the thirteenth century. From the tenth to the thirteenth century, markets in the Iberian peninsula were closely linked to markets elsewhere in the Islamic world, and a strong east-west Mediterranean trading network linked Cairo with Cordoba. Following routes along the North African coast, Muslim and Jewish merchants carried eastern goods to Muslim Spain, returning eastwards with Andalusi exports. Situated at the edge of the Islamic west, Andalusi markets were also emporia for the transfer of commodities between the Islamic world and Christian Europe. After the thirteenth century the Iberian peninsula became part of the European economic sphere, its commercial realignment aided by the opening of the Straits of Gibraltar to Christian trade, and by the contemporary demise of the Muslim trading network in the Mediterranean.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521565035
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Olivia Remie Constable
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This collection of translated sources investigates all aspects of economic life in the Mediterranean world. It draws on a variety of documents and other contemporary writings, from Arab and Jewish, as well as Christian sources.
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