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Lecture: “Trade and Family in the Middle East: A Private Archive from Upper Egypt” with Dr. Terence Walz

March 22, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Dr. Terence Walz is pioneering in studying “The al-Jawhari Papers” which is the only private cache of documents from nineteenth-century Upper Egypt surfaced so far. This is a small archive of family papers belonging to the al-Jawhari family of Asyut who were prominent in the trade of Upper Egypt between 1830 and 1865. They traded primarily in grain between the river towns of Upper Egypt and Cairo but they also dealt in Sudanese goods that came to the city via caravans from Darfur and Kordofan. The cache of documents sheds light on the workings of non-state Egyptian commerce during this period of economic and social change as well as on the inner workings of the trans-Saharan trade. This talk is presented by the Program Archives of Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, History Department.


For more information, please visit here. Co-sponsored by: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Triangle Seminar on the Histories of Muslim Societies & Communities.


West Duke 101 – Ahmadieh Family Conference Room

Duke University


March 22, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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