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Author Christ, Georg.

Title Trading conflicts : Venetian merchants and Mamluk officials in late Medieval Alexandria / by Georg Christ
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (384 pages)
Series Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 93
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 93
Contents List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Transcription of Arabic Words and Unification of Date; Chapter One Introduction; A. Review of Research Literature; B. Sources: The Commissaria Biagio Dolfin and Other Archival Sources; C. Analysing Conflicts; Part One Framework: Venetian Merchants in Alexandria -- Biography of Biagio Dolfin; Chapter Two Levant Trade; A. Background: Levant Trade and its Routes; B. Transit Trade Under the Mamluks; C. Venice -- Not Just a Maritime Republic; D. Mercantile Correspondence; E. Sedentary Merchants and their Agents
B. Slaves of the VenetiansC. Order and Transport of Slaves; D. Anime and famuli in Alexandria; E. Conclusion: Slaves Between Race and Religion; Chapter Eight Venice as Protector of Pilgrims and the Power of the Cortexia; A. Background: Pilgrims in Alexandria and Cairo; B. Litigation Over the Purchase of Spices and Settlement of the Conflict in Cairo and Alexandria; C. The Cost of an Audience with the Sultan; D. Conclusion: Power of the cortexia; Chapter Nine Per onor di san Marcho -- Wanderings of St Mark's Head; A. Background: St Mark Evangelist in Alexandria and Venice
B. Venetians Acquire St Mark's HeadC. Copts Prevent the Shipping of the Relic; D. Conclusion: Translatio -- Wanderings of Saints' Relics Towards Emerging Centres; Chapter Ten Shed Wine -- Anti-Christian Riots in Alexandria?; A. Background: Wine Consumption and Wine Trade in Egypt; B. Riots and Venetian Reaction; C.?Âmma -- 'Common' People in Crisis; D. Conclusion: Shedding Wine Instead of Blood; Part Three Conflicts Over the Spice Trade Fair; Chapter Eleven Prolungar la muda -- Conflict over the Spice Fair's Deadline; A. Background: Regulation of the muda
Chapter Five Biagio Dolfin -- Public Servant and MerchantA. Biagio Dolfin: A Short Biography; B. Biagio Dolfin in Alexandria: The Power of a Merchant's Past; C. Biagio Dolfin's Character; D. Conclusion: Merchant and Consul -- Importance of Family; Part Two Presumed Religious Conflicts; Chapter Six Crusade and Levant Trade; A. Crusade as a Weapon: Trade Restrictions and Rhetoric; B. Crusade and Salvation of the Soul: Emanuele Piloti and Mercantile Ethics; C. Conclusion: Harmonising Crusade and Trade; Chapter Seven Slave Trade and Solidarities; A. Slaves in the Mamluk Empire
Chapter Three Venetian Commercial Privileges in the Mamluk EmpireA. Background: Islamic Law under the Mamluks; B. Christian Merchants: Caught Between jihâd and amân; C. The Commercial Privileges of 1415; Chapter Four The Venetian Consulate in Alexandria; A. Background: Alexandria; B. Locating the Consulate: Alexandria Versus Cairo; C. Consulate, Council of Twelve and fondaco; D. Cottimo, consolazio -- Venetian Public Finance in Alexandria; E. The Business Year in Alexandria -- the mude; F. Alexandrians: Officials, Intermediaries and Merchants
Summary Based on Mamluk and Venetian sources, this book offers a thorough analysis of the various conflicts arising around Levant trade. It demonstrates how these conflicts more often than not cut across cultural divides in Late Medieval Mamluk Alexandria
Notes B. The Captain: Countering the Merchants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Dolfin, Biagio, -1420.
Consuls -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- Biography.
Italians -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- Biography.
Italians -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 1500.
Mamelukes -- History -- To 1500.
Merchants -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- Biography.
Social conflict -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 1500.
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Commerce -- History.
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Social conditions.
Venice (Italy) -- Commerce -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
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