Measuring medieval islamic economyWestern Social Science

Commodities


The main source for commodities prices for Egypt, Iraq and Syria is Eliyahu Ashtor’s Histoire des prix et des salaires dans l’Orient medieval, (Paris, S.E.V.P.E.N, 1968), with additional sources and additional regions covered. In general a comprehensive thematic and chronological coverage could only be maintained for Egypt, (see also http://gpih.ucdavis.edu/Datafilelist.htm), while Iraq and Syria have a less comprehensive chronological coverage.