Bryan Averbuch researches and teaches Islamic and Indian Ocean history, maritime history, and cross-cultural trade, focusing on the intertwined histories of the spice trade and the silk roads. His current book project explores ways in which the Indian Ocean spice trade transformed the culture and expanded the geographical horizons of the early Islamic Middle East, while setting the stage for the advent of Islam across maritime India and Southeast Asia. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle.


Ph.D., Harvard University

M.A., University of Washington, Seattle

B.A., University of Washington, Seattle

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