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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Author / Creator: Um, Nancy.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2009.
Series:Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Online Access:Click here for full text
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.