“Another Commercial Revolution? The Case of Fatimid Egypt”


Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00pm


Zoom (registration required)

Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00 pm ET

Lorenzo Bondioli

Research Fellow

Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge


Another Commercial Revolution? The Case of Fatimid Egypt

Lorenzo Bondioli is a social and economic historian of the premodern Middle East working on the longue durée history of capital accumulation in noncapitalist societies. His research investigates the political economy of Islamic empires, focusing on the Fatimid Caliphate (909-1171 CE). This talk will argue that Fatimid Egypt offers a uniquely well documented model of a broader commercial revolution that swept Afro-Eurasia from the ninth to the thirteenth century.


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