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FT-52110-04
Marking the Mocha Trade Network: Architecture, Spatial History and the Port City in Early Modern Yemen
Nancy Um, SUNY Research Foundation, Binghamton

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The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port (Book)
Title: The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port
Author: Nancy Um
Abstract: 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 Ottomans in 1635, Mocha's trade turned eastward toward the Indian Ocean and coastal India. Merchants and shipowners from Asian, African, and European shores flocked to the city to trade in Arabian coffee and aromatics, Indian textiles, Asian spices, and silver from the New World. Nancy Um tells how and why Mocha's urban shape and architecture took the forms they did. Mocha was a hub in a great trade network encompassing overseas cities, agricultural hinterlands, and inland market centers. All these connected places, together with the functional demands of commerce in the city, the social stratification of its residents, and the imam's desire for wealth, contributed to Mocha's architectural and urban form. Eventually, in the mid-1800s, the Ottomans regained control over Yemen and abandoned Mocha as their coastal base. Its trade and its population diminished and its magnificent buildings began to crumble, until few traces are left of them today. This book helps bring Mocha to life once again.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/UMNMER.html
Secondary URL: http://www.amazon.com/Merchant-Houses-Mocha-Architecture-Publications/dp/0295989114/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1324483582&sr=8-1
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-029598911

The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port (Book)
Title: The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port
Author: Um, Nancy Ajung
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780295989112
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Seattle: University of Washington Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780295989112


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