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Spices, silks and slaves: Travel by land in the Medieval Islamic world

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Berrick Saul building

University of York

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YO10 5DD

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Speaker: Professor Scott Redford, SOAS, University of London

York Islamic Art Circle

In the 13-14th centuries, the central Islamic lands witnessed a resurgence in the building of caravanserais. Going well beyond the functional accommodation of humans, their beasts of burden, and their cargos, these caravanserais are splendid manifestations of the power of the state projected into the countryside. This talk will examine caravanserais, and other examples of the architecture of travel like bridges and roads, along with the mechanics of medieval Islamic travel.

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