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Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder: The Political Economy of Trade in Eighteenth-Century Basra

As historians have attempted to discuss the history of Basra they have been torn between two worlds: the whirlwind of trade in the Middle East and the booming economy of the Indian Ocean.  Although authors such as Geoffrey C. Gunn feel that the eighteenth century marks the first global economy, many historians feel that there […]