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The Resource A sea of debt : law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950, Fahad Ahmad Bishara

A sea of debt : law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950, Fahad Ahmad Bishara

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A sea of debt : law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950
Title
A sea of debt
Title remainder
law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950
Statement of responsibility
Fahad Ahmad Bishara
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this innovative legal history of economic life in the Western Indian Ocean, Bishara examines the transformations of Islamic law and Islamicate commercial practices during the emergence of modern capitalism in the region. In this time of expanding commercial activity, a mélange of Arab, Indian, Swahili and Baloch merchants, planters, jurists, judges, soldiers and seamen forged the frontiers of a shared world. The interlinked worlds of trade and politics that these actors created, the shared commercial grammars and institutions that they developed and the spatial and socio-economic mobilities they engaged in endured until at least the middle of the twentieth century. This study examines the Indian Ocean from Oman to India and East Africa over an extended period of time, drawing together the histories of commerce, law and empire in a sophisticated, original and richly textured history of capitalism in the Islamic world
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Bishara, Fahad Ahmad,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian connections
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian Ocean Region
  • Indian Ocean Region
  • Indian Ocean Region
  • Indian Ocean Region
Label
A sea of debt : law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950, Fahad Ahmad Bishara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis, Duke University, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258 274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A geography of obligation -- Life and debt -- Paper routes -- Translating transactions -- Making Africa Indian -- Muslim mortgages -- Capital moves -- Unraveling obligation
Control code
980525111
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 279 pages
Isbn
9781107155657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)980525111
Label
A sea of debt : law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950, Fahad Ahmad Bishara
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis, Duke University, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258 274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A geography of obligation -- Life and debt -- Paper routes -- Translating transactions -- Making Africa Indian -- Muslim mortgages -- Capital moves -- Unraveling obligation
Control code
980525111
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 279 pages
Isbn
9781107155657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)980525111

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