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The Resource The merchant houses of Mocha : trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port, Nancy Um

The merchant houses of Mocha : trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port, Nancy Um

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The merchant houses of Mocha : trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port
Title
The merchant houses of Mocha
Title remainder
trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Um
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gaining prominence as a seaport under the Ottomans in the mid-1500s, the city of Mocha on the Red Sea coast of Yemen pulsed with maritime commerce. Its very name became synonymous with Yemen's most important revenue-producing crop, coffee. After the imams of the Qasimi dynasty ousted the Ottomans in 1635, Mocha's trade turned eastward toward the Indian Ocean and coastal India. Merchants and shipowners from Asian, African, and European shores flocked to the city to trade in Arabian coffee and aromatics, Indian textiles, Asian spices, and silver from the New World. Nancy Um tells how and why Mocha's urban shape and architecture took the forms they did. Mocha was a hub in a great trade network encompassing overseas cities, agricultural hinterlands, and inland market centers. All these connected places, together with the functional demands of commerce in the city, the social stratification of its residents, and the imam's desire for wealth, contributed to Mocha's architectural and urban form. Eventually, in the mid-1800s, the Ottomans regained control over Yemen and abandoned Mocha as their coastal base. Its trade and its population diminished and its magnificent buildings began to crumble, until few traces are left of them today. This book helps bring Mocha to life once again."
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Um, Nancy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Publications on the Near East
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and merchants
  • Architecture and merchants
  • Mukhā (Yemen)
  • Mukhā (Yemen)
  • Mukhā (Yemen)
  • HISTORY
  • Buildings
  • Architecture and merchants
  • Commerce
  • Yemen (Republic)
  • Architektur
  • Handelsgesellschaft
  • Mokka
  • Handel
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / General
Summary URI
http://books.google.com/books?id=NqWNPAAACAAJ
Label
The merchant houses of Mocha : trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port, Nancy Um
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mocha trade network -- The Yemeni coffee network -- A littoral society in Yemen -- Merchants and Nākhūdhas -- the urban form and orientation of Mocha -- Trading spaces -- On the politics of inside and out -- Conclusion : the end of the Mocha Era -- Appendix A. The Imams of Qāsimī Yemin and the governors of Mocha -- Appendix B. Archival and museum sources consulted
Control code
ocn774398900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800233
Lccn
2008051590
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct6gdp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774398900
System details
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.
Label
The merchant houses of Mocha : trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port, Nancy Um
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mocha trade network -- The Yemeni coffee network -- A littoral society in Yemen -- Merchants and Nākhūdhas -- the urban form and orientation of Mocha -- Trading spaces -- On the politics of inside and out -- Conclusion : the end of the Mocha Era -- Appendix A. The Imams of Qāsimī Yemin and the governors of Mocha -- Appendix B. Archival and museum sources consulted
Control code
ocn774398900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800233
Lccn
2008051590
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct6gdp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774398900
System details
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.

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