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Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder: The Political Economy of Trade in Eighteenth Century Basra

Thabit A.J. Abdullah
Format
Book
Published
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2001.
Language
English
Series
SUNY Series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East
ISBN
079144807X (alk. paper), 0791448088 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Al-Basrah Al-Fayha 9
  • History up to 1700 9
  • Hasan Pasha and the Mamluks 11
  • Location and Climate 13
  • City 20
  • People 25
  • Administration & Power 29
  • Chapter 2 Shifting Fortunes of Trade 39
  • Exports 40
  • Customs Duties 42
  • Ships and Their Sailors 43
  • Basra's Overall Trade Patterns 45
  • Rise: 1724-1756 49
  • Boom: 1766-1774 50
  • Decline: 1775-1793 54
  • Chapter 3 Networks of Trade 57
  • Maritime Trade with India 57
  • Coffee Trade and the Role of the Omanis 63
  • Regional Trade with the Gulf 67
  • Trade with Southern Persia 72
  • Riverine Trade with Baghdad 74
  • Caravan Trade with Aleppo 77
  • Chapter 4 Merchants (Tujjar) and Trade 83
  • Risks of Trade 84
  • Investment and Wealth 86
  • Credit and Contracts 88
  • Merchant Communities 91
  • Jewish Merchants 93
  • Armenian Merchants 95
  • Chalabis of Basra 96
  • Chapter 5 Merchants and Power 99
  • Mamluks and Trade 100
  • Chalabis and the Government 103
  • Cases of Muhammad Agha and Hajji Yusuf 104
  • Jews and the Mamluk Administration 108
  • Armenians and the English 109
  • Case of the Murdered Jew Revisited 110
  • Rebellions of Shaykh Thuwayni and Mustafa Agha 112
  • Manesty's Victory and the Beginnings of British Dominance 114.
Description
xviii, 180 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-170) and index.
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