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Title: Trade and Travel in the Arab Gulf in the Middle Ages
Author(s): ZIADEH, Nicola A.
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 11 Date: 1999-2000
The Arab Gulf has been, throughout history, a link between the Indian Ocean and lands east on the one hand, and the Land of the Two Rivers and the adjoining areas on the other. One of the most thriving periods begins with the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 and comes to an end with the discovery of the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope during the last years of the fifteenth century. Fortunately scholars dealing with the period have a wealth of sources, which enable them to write a fairly continued and accurate story of trade and travel of the period. The author gives such an overview.