[Sca-cooks] Any more info on these Radanites?

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Jun 3 13:49:03 PDT 2012

Bear said:
<<< There was quite a bit more trade between Carolingian Gaul and  
Islamic Iberia
than one would think.  Andalusia was the western terminus of the east- 
Islamic trade and in later years, a major manufacturer of textile  
Much of this trade, especially in the early years was conducted by the
Radanites, Jewish traders, who operated from Europe to China and from  
Baltic to Arabia and India.  Being outside of the Moslem-Christian  
they could trade with everyone.  They disappear around the 11th  
Century with
growing competition from the Italian trade cities in the West and with
almost a century of political and social disruption across Asia  
with the fall of the Tang Dynasty in the early 10th Century.>>>

This is the first I've heard of these "Radanites". For someone who  
would like a Jewish persona and/or someone in contact with multiple,  
different cultures, this sounds like a good persona candidate.

Do you have any more information or references about them, that I  
might pass on in the Florilegium?


THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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