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Verre byzantin et islamiqueByzantine and Islamic Glass

Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert

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MEYER, Carol
Glass from Quseir al-Qadim and the Indian Ocean Trade
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, 1992

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• Glass trade in the Roman Period:
– written sources: “Periplus Maris Erythreai” (1st century);
– archaeological evidence.

• Glass trade in the Medieval Period:
– organisation of overseas trade - written sources: Cairo Geniza archives: accounts, legal documents, contracts, letters (10th - 14th century); commercial letters and other documents concerning Karimi merchants (late 13th - 14th century);
– production of Islamic glass in Syria and Egypt - written sources: Al-Maqdisī (10th century); Benjamin of Tudela (12th century); Ḥāfiẓ Abru of Herat (15th century); Cairo Geniza documents;
– the African trade and glass objects - archaeological evidence;
– the India trade and glass objects - written sources: Cairo Geniza archives, traveler’s accounts; archaeological evidence;
– Southeast Asia and Chinese trade and glass objects - written sources: Chinese texts (10th - 12th century), for example Chau K’u-fei and Chau Ju-kua; archaeological evidence.

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