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From markets to marvels: Jews on the maritime route to China ca. 850-ca. 950 CE

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In this article it is argued that Jewish travellers to China between 850 and 950 CE contributed to-and were the products of-a Judeo-Islamic culture, both in their mercantile activity and in the literary output that it spawned. It is argued that events in the Near East and in China in the late 9th and early 10th centuries had an irreversible effect on trade relations between the Near East (from which most Jewish traders of the time emanated) and China. The decline in trade missions to the Far ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES More from this journal
Volume:
58
Issue:
1
Pages:
91-104
Publication date:
2007-01-01
ISSN:
0022-2097
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:144709
UUID:
uuid:ac7027d7-f12b-467c-9a74-cd4c81a8c08a
Local pid:
pubs:144709
Source identifiers:
144709
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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