Events in Arabia in the 6th Century A.D.

  title={Events in Arabia in the 6th Century A.D.},
  author={Sidney Smith},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={425 - 468}
  • Sidney Smith
  • Published 1 October 1954
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
I. ECONOMIC CONDITIONS Two accounts of trade conditions in the 6th century show that there had been a great change since the ' Periplus Maris Erythaei' was written, about A.D. 50. The writer of that manual for merchant skippers was precise as to the location of the incense-bearing lands. After Kanē, as the land continues on, there opens out another, very broad, gulf, stretching a considerable distance in depth. It is called Sakhalitēs, and the ‘ libanos-bearing land ’. It is mountainous and bad… 

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