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dc.contributor.authorAgius, D
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-03T15:07:25Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThe Arabian Red Sea coast, lying at a crossroads between Africa and Asia, was known as a commercial hub for the trade of frankincense, gold and slaves in Antiquity, after which it emerged under the Romans and the Ptolemies (3rd c BCE to 3rd c CE) as an important focal point for the India trade; it continued to do so in Medieval Islam and for many centuries thereafter, serving as a pilgrim-trade route until the last days of sail. Historical Greek, Latin and Arabic texts are our primary sources, the underlying structure for our understanding of the past; however, other benefits are resourced here: from archaeological finds and oral history which I describe as the surface structure for interpreting the texts, enabling a wider view of what was described by the classical and medieval authors. Social scientists today may be cognizant of the Greek and Latin texts dealing with the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean but less familiar with Islamic texts and so largely unaware of their importance in understanding Late Antiquity and what they offer to researchers studying the maritime landscapes of Early Medieval Islam. As a model for studying these maritime landscapes in coordination with archaeological investigation and oral history, I have chosen al-Muqaddasi (d. after 378/988), a geographer-traveller whose work is considered to be the foundation of physical and human geography, not only for its content but for the systematic inquiry which he applied when recording details of the land and sea.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationIn: The Archaeology of Knowledge Traditions of the Indian Ocean World, edited by Himanshu Prabha Ray.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/121772
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/The-Archaeology-of-Knowledge-Traditions-of-the-Indian-Ocean-World/Ray/p/book/9780367337810en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder temporary indefinite embargo pending publication by Routledge. 18  month embargo to be applied on publication (expected 19 November 2020)en_GB
dc.titleAl-Muqaddasi's tenth-century maritime landscape of the Arabian Red Seaen_GB
dc.typeBook chapteren_GB
dc.date.available2020-07-03T15:07:25Z
dc.contributor.editorPrabha Ray, Hen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9780367337810
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Archaeology of Knowledge Traditions of the Indian Ocean Worlden_GB
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript.en_GB
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rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_GB
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