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Merchants And Faith

Muslim Commerce And Culture In The Indian Ocean, 1st Edition

By Patricia A Risso


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The intersection of Islamic history and Indian Ocean history is vast but inadequately explored. It is essential to understanding how and why Islam influenced Asia and to determining the extent to which maritime success affected the mostly land-based Muslim political powers. This area of research has elicited a lively debate involving scholars as di

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 Muslim Expansion in Asia, Seventh Through Twelfth Centuries, 3 Merchants of Faith in the Middle Era, Circa 1050-1500, 4 The Conduct of Asian Muslim Trade, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries, 5 Maritime Competition, Circa 1500-1860, 6 Interpretations of the Muslim Era in the Indian Ocean

About the Author

Patricia A. Risso is associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies