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Abraham's Luggage A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World

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ISBN-10: 131662627X

ISBN-13: 9781316626276

Edition: 2018

Authors: Elizabeth A. Lambourn

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From a single merchant's list of baggage begins a history that explores the dynamic world of medieval Indian Ocean exchanges. This fresh and innovative perspective on Jewish merchant activity shows how this list was a component of broader trade connections that developed between the Islamic Mediterranean and South Asia in the Middle Ages. Drawing on a close reading of this unique twelfth-century document, found in the Cairo Genizah and written in India by north African merchant Abraham Ben Yiju, Lambourn focuses on the domestic material culture and foods that structured the daily life of such India traders, on land and at sea. This is an exploration of the motivations and difficulties of…    
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/13/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 317
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Elizabeth A. Lambourn is a historian of South Asia and the Indian Ocean world, specializing in cultural exchanges with the Middle East before 1500. She is Reader (Associate Professor) in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at De Montfort University.