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Sugar in the social life of medieval Islam

Author: Tsugitaka Satō
Publisher: Boston ; Leiden : Brill, [2014] ©2015
Series: Islamic area studies, volume 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam, Tsugitaka Sato explores actual day-to-day life in medieval Muslim societies through sugar cultivation, production, and trade, and sugar's use as a sweetener, a medicine, and a symbol of power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Satō, Tsugitaka, 1942-
Sugar in the social life of medieval islam
(DLC) 2014032287
(OCoLC)888165542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tsugitaka Satō
ISBN: 9789004281561 9004281568
OCLC Number: 895257338
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Series Editor's Acknowledgements; Preface ; List of Abbreviations; Transliteration of Arabic and Persian; List of Figures and Map; Figures; Map; Prologue ; Prologue; Islamic Social History through Sugar; Sugar in Arabic Literature: Favorite Sweets; Historical Overview and Perspectives; Primary Sources in Arabic and Persian; Chapter 1; The Origin and Expansion of Sugar Production in the Islamic World; The Origin of Sugar Production and its Expansion to West Asia; The Origin of Sugarcane Cultivation; The Origin of Sugar Production. The Eastward Route: Expansion from India to China and Okinawa The Westward Route: Expansion from India to Iran; The Expansion of Sugarcane Cultivation from Iran to Egypt; The Expansion from Iran to Iraq; Expansion to Syria (Bilād al-Shām); Expansion to Lower Egypt; The Expansion of Sugar Production to Upper Egypt, Maghrib, and Andalusia; Expansion from Lower Egypt to Upper Egypt; Expansion to the Mediterranean Islands, Maghrib, and Andalusia; Chapter 2; From Red Sugar to White Sugar: Sugar Production Technology; Sugarcane Cultivation as Described by al-Nuwayrī Al-Nuwayrī, an Encyclopedist from Upper EgyptSugarcane Cultivation as Seen in Nihāyat al-Arab; Sugarcane Growers and Sugar Factory Workers; Sugar Production as Described by al-Nuwayrī; The Spread of Sugar Production Technology from Egypt to China; The Travels of Marco Polo; Technology Transfer between East and West; Chapter 3; On Camels and Ships: Sugar as Commodity; The Prosperity of al-Karkh in Baghdad; The Establishment of Baghdad; Al-Karkh as Commerce and Industry Center; From Dibs to Sugar: A Change in the Production of Sweeteners; Sugar Distribution in the Eastern Islamic World. The Growth of Sugar Production in EgyptFrom Baghdad to Cairo: A Historical Change; The Beginning of Prosperous Sugar Production in Fatimid Egypt; Sugar in the Age of Sạlāh ̣al-Dīn; The Managers of Sugar Production in al-Fustạ̄t;̣ Trade with Italian Merchants in Alexandria; The Tricks of the Sugar Merchants in Mamluk Cairo; A Guidebook (al-Madkhal) by Ibn al-Hạ̄jj; Unsanitary Conditions in Sugar Refineries; The Tricks of the Sugar Merchants; Reading the Books on Hịsba; What is "Hịsba"?; The Inspection of Sugar Trade; Chapter 4; The Ups and Downs of the Sugar Merchants. The Jewish Sugar Merchants as Described in the Geniza DocumentsThe Discovery of the Cairo Geniza; The Jewish Sugar Merchants; The Kārimī Merchants Versed in Sugar; The Appearance of the Kārimī Merchants; The Organization and Activities of the Kārimī Merchants; "Merchants of Spices and Perfumes" or "Merchants of Spices and Sugar"; The Vicissitudes of the Kharrūbī Family in Mamluk Egypt; From Retailers to Kārimī Merchants; The Sugar Refinery Merchant; The Position of Chief Merchant (Ra` īs al-Tujjār); Religious and Cultural Activities; The Beginning of the Downfall; Chapter 5; Sugar as Medicine.
Series Title: Islamic area studies, volume 1.
Responsibility: by Tsugitaka Sato.

Abstract:

In Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam, Tsugitaka Sato explores actual day-to-day life in medieval Muslim societies through sugar cultivation, production, and trade, and sugar's use as a sweetener, a medicine, and a symbol of power.

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