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By Roxani Eleni Margariti

situated on the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden became one of many medieval world's maximum advertisement hubs. drawing close Aden's background among the 11th and 13th centuries during the prism of in a foreign country alternate and advertisement tradition, Roxani Eleni Margariti examines the ways that actual house and concrete associations built to serve and harness the industrial capability provided via the city's strategic location.

Utilizing ancient and archaeological tools, Margariti attracts jointly a wealthy number of resources a long way past the normative and comparatively obtainable felony rulings issued via Islamic courts of the time. She explores environmental, fabric, and textual information, together with retailers' stories from the medieval documentary repository referred to as the Cairo Geniza. Her research brings the port urban to lifestyles, detailing its fortifications, water provide, harbor, customs residence, marketplaces, and ship-building amenities. She additionally presents a broader photograph of the historical past of town and the methods retailers and directors regulated and fostered exchange. Margariti finally demonstrates how port towns, as nodes of alternate, conversation, and interconnectedness, are an important in Indian Ocean and center jap heritage in addition to Islamic and Jewish history.

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