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Author Agius, Dionisius A.

Title Classic ships of Islam : from Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean / by Dionisius A. Agius
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 505 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1, The Near and Middle East, 0169-9423 ; v. 92
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten ; 92 Bd
Contents A Journey Into The Past -- Early Maritime Contacts -- Trade and Port Towns of the Classical and Medieval Islamic Period -- Primitive Boats and Bronze Age Construction Features: Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf -- Construction Features of Perso-Arabian andWest Indian Ships in Medieval Islam -- Seamanship -- The Ship at Sea: Trade and Jajj -- The Ship at Sea: Naval Incursions -- General Boat and Ship-Terms -- Classic Ships -- River Boats and Deep-Sea Vessels: Types and Functions -- Warships and Transport Vessels -- Language and Culture Contact: Terminology and Technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-456) and index
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Subject Boats and boating -- Middle East -- History.
Navigation -- Middle East -- History.
Ships -- Middle East -- History.
Indian Ocean -- Navigation -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047423828 (electronic bk.)
9789047423829 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)