Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500 / Edition 1

Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500 / Edition 1

by Olivia Remie Constable
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521565030

ISBN-13: 9780521565035

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521565035
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series , #24
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The market at the edge of the west; 2. Al-Andalus within the European network: geography, routes, and communications before the thirteenth century; 3. The merchant profession in Muslim Spain and the medieval Mediterranean; 4. The merchants in Andalusi trade; 5. Merchant business and Andalusi government authority; 6. Commodities and patterns of trade in the medieval Mediterranean world; 7. Andalusi exports before 1212; 8. Continuities and changes in Iberian exports after 1212; 9. Spain, northern Europe, and the Mediterranean in the late middle ages; Bibliography.

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