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Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman : the people of the dhow / Dionisius A. Agius.

By: Agius, Dionisius A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Routledge, 2012Description: 308 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0710309392.Subject(s): Seafaring life -- History -- Arabian peninsula | Dhows -- History -- Arabian peninsula | Arabian peninsula -- Navigation -- HistorySummary: This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded in over 200 interviews. The book provides an integrated study of dhow activity in the area concerned and examines the consciousness of belonging to the wider culture of the Indian ocean as it is expressed in boat-building traditions, navi.
List(s) this item appears in: Research Studio: Confluence | Gulf Studies | Research Studio: Confluence | Gulf Studies
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This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded in over 200 interviews. The book provides an integrated study of dhow activity in the area concerned and examines the consciousness of belonging to the wider culture of the Indian ocean as it is expressed in boat-building traditions, navi.

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