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Author Guo, Li, 1956-

Title Commerce, culture, and community in a Red Sea port in the thirteenth century : the Arabic documents from Quseir / by Li Guo
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 334 pages) : illustrations
Series Islamic history and civilization. Studies and texts, 0929-2403 ; v. 52
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 52. 0929-2403
Summary "This book is the first comprehensive study of the Arabic documents uncovered in Quseir, Upper Egypt, during the 1980s. The hundreds of paper fragments shed light on activities and operations of a family shipping business on the Red Sea shore in the thirteenth century. Part One is an introductory essay on the historical and cultural context of these documents. The three chapters deal with, respectively, the "Sheikh's house," where the documents were found, the Red Sea commerce as reflected in the trade activities around the house, and aspects of popular culture as revealed through the texts. Part Two comprises a critical edition of eighty-four Arabic texts, the majority of which have never been published before, with translation and commentary."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318) and indexes
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Documents in Arabic are accompanied by English descriptions and translations
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Subject City and town life -- Egypt -- History -- Sources.
Egypt -- Commerce -- Red Sea Region -- History -- Sources
Qusayr al-Qadīm (Extinct city)
Qusayr al-Qadīm (Extinct city) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004045594
ISBN 142941457X (electronic bk.)
9781429414579 (electronic bk.)