By Timothy Power

This e-book examines the historical method ordinarily often called the autumn of Rome and upward thrust of Islam from the viewpoint of the pink Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and a different zone incorporating Africa with Arabia. The transition from Byzantium to the Caliphate is contextualized within the contestation of local hegemony among Aksumite Ethiopia, Sasanian Iran, and the Islamic Hijaz. the industrial stimulus linked to Arab colonization is then thought of, together with the root of ports and roads linking new metropolises and facilitating advertisement enlargement, rather gold mining and the slave exchange. ultimately, the industrial inheritance of the Fatimids and the formation of the economic networks glimpsed within the Cairo Geniza is contextualized within the diffusion of the Abbasid ‘bourgeois revolution’ and resumption of the ‘India alternate’ below the Tulunids and Ziyadids. Timothy Power’s cautious research unearths the complicated cultural and fiscal elements that supplied a fertile floor for the origins of the Islamic civilization to take root within the pink Sea zone, delivering a brand new standpoint on an important interval of history.

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