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Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain : The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500 - Olivia Remie Constable

Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain

The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500

Paperback Published: 16th September 1996
ISBN: 9780521565035
Number Of Pages: 352

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This 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.

'... extensively researched ... Providing over 50 pages of bibliography, the book will stand as a major work of reference for many years to come.' Economic History Review ' ... this book will stand as a major work of reference for many years to come.' Economic History Review

Preface
The market at the edge of the west
Al-Andalus within the European network: geography, routes, and communications before the thirteenth century
The merchant profession in Muslim Spain and the medieval Mediterranean
The merchants in Andalusi trade
Merchant business and Andalusi government authority
Commodities and patterns of trade in the medieval Mediterranean world
Andalusi exports before 1212
Continuities and changes in Iberian exports after 1212
Spain, northern Europe, and the Mediterranean in the late middle ages
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521565035
ISBN-10: 0521565030
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought; Fourth
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 16th September 1996
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.37 x 13.97  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.46