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Jidda is a port city on the Ḥijāzī coast of the Red Sea at 21° 29 N., 39° 11 E. The city lies near the northernmost point reachable by ocean-going sailing vessels from the Indian Ocean at the end of the northeast monsoon season, and this explains the port’s importance as a trade entrepôt (al-Idrīsī, 136; Facey). Most authors, such as al-Bakrī (d. 487/1094) and al-Hamdānī (d. c.333–4/945?), agree th…

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Freitag, Ulrike, “Jidda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32823>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356672, 2018, 2018-6

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