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In the Wake of the Dhow: The Arabian Gulf and Oman Paperback – 5 Apr 2009

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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Ithaca Press (5 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863723411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863723414
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,441,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Agius long awaited study ... completely analyses the forces that influenced the building and the shape of the Arabian boats --Joseph Muscat, Sunday Times

... a fascinating regional, historical, philological, and technical comparative survey. In the Wake of the Dhow is an important contribution. Its classification system and analysis bring clarity to the confusing web of relationships geographic, linguistic, and technological that are integral to these vessels and the society that created them. --Nautical Research Journal

... now the definitive work on the subject. --Alan S. Kaye, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

About the Author

Dionisius A. Agius is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Material Culture at the University of Exeter. His research is mainly on the comparative and historical aspects of Arabic language, society and culture, focusing particularly on the semantics of material-cultural terminology, with a special interest in ship-types and ship-building techniques in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.

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