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By Fahad Ahmad Bishara

during this cutting edge felony historical past of financial existence within the Western Indian Ocean, Bishara examines the ameliorations of Islamic legislation and Islamicate advertisement practices in the course of the emergence of recent capitalism within the sector. during this time of increasing advertisement task, a mélange of Arab, Indian, Swahili and Baloch retailers, planters, jurists, judges, squaddies and seamen cast the frontiers of a shared international. The interlinked worlds of exchange and politics that those actors created, the shared advertisement grammars and associations that they constructed and the spatial and socio-economic mobilities they engaged in continued until eventually not less than the center of the 20 th century. This significant learn examines the Indian Ocean from Oman to India and East Africa over a longer time period, drawing jointly the histories of trade, legislation and empire in a worldly, unique and richly textured historical past of capitalism within the Islamic world.

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