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Three East African Arabic Historical Documents
This work consists of the translation and annotation of three East African Arabic / Swahili manuscripts together with the original texts. They cover aspects of the history of the coast from the early Himyaritic period up to the beginning of the 20th century. By the use of earlier, in some cases hitherto unused Arabic sources, the authors of the texts have contributed to a fuller picture of the East African coastal history. The texts relate directly to works on East African coastal history that have appeared since the latter part of the 19th century. They are presented against the background of general Arabic and Islamic history. The annotations indicate, and some case stress, significant hints and references to matters that need to be borne in mind, along with archeological and other evidences.
Author: Archibald Lewis

century 2), or the accounts of the great Ming voyages into the Indian Ocean between i4os and 1433 all of which can be supplemented by a good deal of archeological and numismatic 1) On such traditions and their unreliability, see N. Chittick, "The 'Shirazi' Colonization of East Africa",Journal of African

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Author: Claude Cahen

-standing Indian design", and which can be traced to an area extending from East Africa to the middle Indian Ocean. The eastern Indian Ocean, on the other hand, is seen by Digby as dominated from 1100 to about 1500 by the junk, which is closely identified by him with Chinese shipping. Lewis in contrast talks of a

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Author: S.D. Goitein

India: Documents on the Trade to India, South Arabia and East Africa from the Eleventh and Twelfth century", Specu- lum, Cambridge, Mass. XXIX, 2, April 1 9 j 4. However, meanwhile the number of documents collected on the subject has raised from 130 (cf. ib. p. 184) to z 3 3 , of which about igo have

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Author: W.F. Leemans

from India or from east Africa. Moreover, there is a number of unidentifiable articles. The third group dates from the former half of the reign of king Rim-Sin, the last king of the Larsa dynasty, who after a reign of 60 years was defeated by king Hammurapi of Babylon. The texts, some of them in the

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

, and what are by Lewis termed ships "constructed according to long-standing Indian design", and which can be traced to an area extending from East Africa to the middle Indian Ocean. The eastern Indian Ocean, on the other hand, is seen by Digby as dominated from 1100 to about 1500 by the junk, which is

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

. Sourdel, C. E. Bosworth, P. Hardy, and H. Inalcik, "Ghulam", EI2. J. S. Trimingham, Islam in East Africa. Oxford, 1964. Islam in Ethiopia. Oxford, 1953. Islam in the Sudan. London, 1965. Terence Walz, Trade between Egypt and Bilad as-Sudan 1700-1820. Cairo, 1978.

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

a notable decline in grain prices in Mecca, such as occured in Rajab 908/January 150354) . Wheat, sorghum, and millet were also shipped to Jedda, and thence to Mecca, from the East African ports of Sawakin, Berber and Zeila, which were bound to Mecca by strong political and commercial 49) Ibn Jubayr

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

the proceedings of a conference held at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 1985. The general theme chosen for the debate, as indicated by its title, is that of Asian merchants and businessmen. The area encompassed is broad enough, from East Africa to Japan, across the Indian Ocean and

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

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