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Document Details :
Title: Cabessa or Bariga
Subtitle: Dutch Data on the Benzoin Business in Early Modern al-Mukhā
Author(s): BROUWER, C.G.
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 65 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2008
In early modern al-Mukhā, we may conclude from the Dutch data available, benzoin — big or small, cabessa or bariga, nice/pure or bad/impure — was among the main aromatics supplied and traded. From the same data we also learn that the benzoin business in that Yemeni coastal city did not always lead to trouble-free profit.