The merchant houses of Mocha : trade and architecture in an Indian Ocean port /
"Gaining prominence as a seaport under the Ottomans in the mid-1500s, the city of Mocha on the Red Sea coast of Yemen pulsed with maritime commerce. Its very name became synonymous with Yemen's most important revenue-producing crop, coffee. After the imams of the Qasimi dynasty ousted the...
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|Imprint:||Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2009.|
|Series:||Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
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Table of Contents:
- The Mocha trade network
- The Yemeni coffee network
- A littoral society in Yemen
- Merchants and Nākhūdhas
- the urban form and orientation of Mocha
- Trading spaces
- On the politics of inside and out
- Conclusion : the end of the Mocha Era
- Appendix A. The Imams of Qāsimī Yemin and the governors of Mocha
- Appendix B. Archival and museum sources consulted.