Seafaring In The Arabian Gulf And Oman

Seafaring In The Arabian Gulf And Oman

Author by : Dionisius A. Agius
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 414
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : 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, navigational techniques, crew organisation and port towns. People of the Dhow brings together the different measures of time past, the sea, its people and their material culture. The Arabian Gulf and Oman have traditionally shared a common destiny within the Western Indian Ocean. The seasonal monsoonal winds were fundamental to the physical and human unities of the seafaring communities, producing a way of life in harmony with the natural world, a world which was abruptly changed with the discovery of oil. What remains is memories of a seafaring past, a history of traditions and customs recorded here in the recollections of a dying generation and in the rich artistic heritage of the region.


In The Wake Of The Dhow

In The Wake Of The Dhow

Author by : Dionisius A. Agius
Language : en
Publisher by : ISBS
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 36
Total Download : 139
File Size : 43,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A product of over two hundred interviews with shipwrights and seamen in the Arabian Gulf and Oman over a period of nine years, this book compares information given firsthand with the literature already written on the dhow and on Arab seafaring in the past seventy years. Documenting the dhow as an important element in the prosperity of the area before the discovery of oil, the book discusses the geographical conditions and the historical-linguistic background of each dhow-type, the life-pattern in its role as cargo, pearl-diving, and also how the seafaring communities interacted with the dhow world.


Classic Ships Of Islam

Classic Ships Of Islam

Author by : Dionisius A. Agius
Language : en
Publisher by : BRILL
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 72
Total Download : 959
File Size : 48,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Drawing upon Arabic literary sources, iconographic evidence and archaeological finds, this book examines trade, port towns, ship construction, seamanship, ship typology and their historical development in the Western Indian Ocean, focussing on the Medieval Islamic period but including earlier sources.


Oman

Oman

Author by : Georg Popp
Language : en
Publisher by : Odyssey Publications
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 76
Total Download : 553
File Size : 45,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : --Book Jacket.


The Maritime Laws Of The Arabian Gulf Cooperations Council States

The Maritime Laws Of The Arabian Gulf Cooperations Council States

Author by : Richard Price
Language : en
Publisher by : BRILL
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 929
File Size : 48,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The past ten years have seen rapid growth in the economic and maritime importance of the Arabian GCC states and an equally rapid modernisation of their domestic laws. Nevertheless, much of the maritime law and procedure in the region remains unknown or misunderstood both outside and even inside the region. Since the region is likely to remain significant in terms of maritime commerce, a better understanding of the law and regulations is required. The Maritime Laws of Arabian Gulf Cooperation States is intended as a guide not only for lawyers concerned with maritime law in the Gulf region, but also for all sectors of the shipping community with an involvement in the region. After a brief description of the historical maritime and legal background, Volume I discusses in detail the operation and application of GCC maritime law. The major areas are analysed and placed in the context of the accepted regime of international maritime law. The author finally draws some important general conclusions and looks to the future of maritime law in the Gulf - including the movement for the unification of the laws of the GCC. Volume II of the work contains translations of the major GCC maritime legislation as well as tables of International Conventions that have been ratified by the GCC States.


The Life Of The Red Sea Dhow

The Life Of The Red Sea Dhow

Author by : Dionisius A. Agius
Language : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
Total Download : 315
File Size : 47,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Few images are as evocative as the silhouette of the Arab dhow as, under full sail, it tacks to windward on glittering waters of Red Sea before moving across the face of the rising or setting sun. In this authoritative new book, Dionisius A. Agius, one of the foremost scholars of Islamic material culture, offers a lucid and wide-ranging history of the iconic dhow from medieval to modern times. Traversing the Arabian and African coasts, he shows that the dhow was central not just to commerce but to the vital transmission and exchange of ideas. Discussing trade and salt routes, shoals and wind patterns, spice harvest seasons and the deep and resonant connection between language, memory and oral tradition, this is the first book to place the dhow in its full and remarkable cultural contexts.


The Persian Gulf In History

The Persian Gulf In History

Author by : L. Potter
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 22
Total Download : 184
File Size : 51,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Exploring the history of the Persian Gulf from ancient times until the present day, leading authorities treat the internal history of the region and describe the role outsiders have played there. The book focuses on the unity and identity of Gulf society and how the Gulf historically has been part of a cosmopolitan Indian Ocean world.


Classic Ships Of Islam

Classic Ships Of Islam

Author by : Dionisius A. Agius
Language : en
Publisher by : Brill Academic Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 16
Total Download : 685
File Size : 52,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Drawing upon Arabic literary sources, iconographic evidence and archaeological finds, this book examines trade, port towns, ship construction, seamanship, ship typology and their historical development in the Western Indian Ocean, focussing on the Medieval Islamic period but including earlier sources.