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Re-Excavating JerusalemArchival Archaeology$
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Kay Prag

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266427

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266427.001.0001

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The Islamic City, AD 1187–1516: Archaeology and the Human Story

The Islamic City, AD 1187–1516: Archaeology and the Human Story

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(p.99) V The Islamic City, AD 1187–1516: Archaeology and the Human Story
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Re-Excavating Jerusalem
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Kay Prag

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266427.003.0005

Personal knowledge of three archaeological sites in different contexts in Jerusalem offered a rare opportunity for an overview of life in the city during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. This has permitted a study of intra-site variation, hinting at different communities and their lifestyles. In particular, aspects of craft and trading activities illustrate the economy of the city. The importation of luxury ceramics from Italy and from Syria, and a suggestion of a role in the important silk trade between East and West, illustrate part of a trading network in which pilgrimage to Jerusalem played a significant role. Local commodities, health and the processing and consumption of food also illustrate living standards in a city where there was considerable poverty.

Keywords:   Ayyubid Jerusalem, intra-site variation, Italian imports, Mamluk Jerusalem, silk trade

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