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    The American University in Cairo
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ARIC 000/5137 - International Trade 1000 - 1700: Egypt and the Mediterranean - Red Sea Trade (3 cr.)



Description
This course will examine the development of trade between East and West from the 11th to the 18th century, with special focus on trade routes as well as the commodities exchanged between the world of Islam and the main centers of commerce. Special attention is given to the role of merchants, their place within their societies and their religious, cultural, and social influence on the main centers of commerce they visited. The course also focuses on the overall political developments taking place along the Mediterranean and Indian ocean trade routes, as well as the Silk Road, the factors that affected the rise and fall of certain trading centers such as the East India Company.



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